**The Canadian government has criminalized the receiving of funds from the Freedom Convoy 2022 campaign and now are trying to seize the funds to redistribute. In order to protect our Givers and the intended purposes of their gifts, all donations not already transferred to the recipients of the Freedom Convoy 2022 campaign will be refunded automatically, no refund requests necessary.
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To our Fellow Canadians, the time for political overreach is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries, and livelihoods. Canadians have been integral to the fabric of humanity in many ways that have shaped the planet.
We are a peaceful country that has helped protect nations across the globe from tyrannical governments who oppressed their people, and now it is happening here. We are taking our fight to the doorsteps of our Federal Government and demanding that they cease all mandates against its people. Small businesses are being destroyed, homes are being destroyed, and people are being mistreated and denied fundamental necessities to survive. It is our duty as Canadians to put an end to these mandates. It is imperative that this happens because if we do not our country will no longer be the country we have come to love. We are doing this for our future Generations and to regain our lives back.
It is a small price to pay for our freedoms. We thank you all for your Donations and know that you are helping reshape this once beautiful country back to the way it was.
For your generous donations to flow smoothly, the good people at Give Send Go will be sending donations directly to our bulk fuel supplier and are working out the details now which means your hard-earned money is going to straight to who it was meant for and need not flow through anyone else. Any leftover donations will be donated to a credible Veterans organization which will be chosen by the donors.
**Money raised will be dispersed to our Truckers to aid them with the cost of the journey**
**Funds will be spent to help cover the cost of fuel for our Truckers primarily, and will be used to assist with food and shelter if needed**
Thank you all for your generosity supporting the truckers' protesting passports and coerced medical procedures lead by our courageous truckers. The protest fundraiser has achieved success beyond our wildest dreams and in ways we never could have strategized or predicted. Tamara’s vision to support her trucking friends in their protest efforts, hoping to raise $20,000 for their journey, had become a symbol of hope for individual freedom and sovereignty. It has inadvertently exposed foreign globalist interference and control over our governments. This humble grass roots movement appears to have led these powers into knee jerk reactions that validate the protestors’ concerns repeatedly. They are protesting government overreach. What does the government do in response to that protest? Overreach even more! Our victories come easier and easier as they continuously prove the protestors right repeatedly.
Many of you might recall that in November 2022 the Canadian Federal Government announced that cross boarder travel would require a vaccine passport, even for truckers who are considered essential workers. This was considered controversial because the trucking industry was already experiencing a shortage of truckers driving up the cost of transport for essential goods like food that Canadians relied on to be imported from the US during the winter. Many of you also might recall that on January 11 the federal government announced that they would be dropping the mandate for truckers to be vaccinated to cross back into the Canadian border which seem to indicate that the federal government was heating the warnings of industry experts. And many of you also might recall that the next day the federal government flip-flopped and reversed its decision to drop the mandate for truckers to be vaccinated to re-enter Canada without being quarantined for multiple days on end. After this flip flop, individual truckers began announcing their intentions to Convoy to Ottawa to protest. Multiple fund raisers popped up, and Tamara’s emerged as the symbol of hope and freedom as she joined the convoy riding with Chris Barber leading the convoy to Ottawa. Along the way she covered the convoy on video live steams and social media. All her social media has now been cancelled… which again only proves that the truckers and protesters are right.
Tamara could not have guessed in a million years that her fundraiser would become a symbol of hope for freedom, nor could she have anticipated the level of donations coming in. It is understood that a fund-raising platform may wish to avoid being involved in facilitating a fraudulent campaign. It is obvious that it is reprehensible for anyone to defraud donors of their money by falsely claiming to be raising money for a cause that they have no intention of helping. However, with the size of the fund growing, the scope of the use of funds must grow as well, as well as the structure which quickly involved the formation of a Not-for-Profit organization known as Freedom 2022 Human Rights and Freedoms and with that all the transparency as required by the Canadian Not-for-Profit Corporation Act.
To provide clarity and transparency regarding the breath-taking growth of this fund raiser, please note that the original written explanation on GoFundMe to raise funds is no longer available. The original explanation was more general allowing for support of the truckers in whatever ways were needed to support their protest. The existing fundraising post is the result of communications between GoFundMe and Tamara and her original team which lead to continuous editing of the campaign posting into more specific uses of funds which GoFundMe began to interpret as a paralyzing restriction on the use of funds. Restricting the support of the protestors was never the intent of the fundraiser nor is it the intent of the donors. Whatever ethical and peaceful aid the Charter Right protestors require is what the donors want to provide, and the administrators of the fund will not unnecessarily restrict the use of the funds to support them. Here are some examples of what we believe the donors endorse as a proper use of their funds to support the protestors:
- Fuel for travel and warmth
- Necessities of life like water, food, shelter, and more
- Legal aid
- Financial aid
- Permanent infrastructure for continuing advocacy in whatever form that takes
- Office staff and personnel to permanently support them
- Other as required
Thank you all so much for donating to support the truckers. And thank you to Give Send Go for untying our hands to help pass on the support of the donors to the truckers who took the lead in gaining back our Charter Rights and Freedoms.
From the Freedom Convoy 2022 Team