Dear Editorial Board,
I sent the following letter to [email protected] with respect to the Freedom Convoy 2022 campaign.The letter is self-explanatory.For obvious reasons please keep my name anonymous”
Dear GoFundMe Team,
I do not agree with your hosting of the “fundraiser” for the Truckers’ Freedom Convoy 2022.
I am not a donor to this lunatic fund. I am a Canadian Citizen and among the 90% of the population who is fully vaccinated and who does not condone these protests – in any way.
Facebook protest sites are now asking people to write to GoFundMe to ensure that this fund continues.
So, if you start to receive form-style letters asserting that Joe/Joanne Blow represents ALL the people of Canada (who have had their freedoms curtailed) – keep that vaccination percentage fully in mind as this represents most Canadians. This 90% also uses GoFundMe to donate to worthwhile causes.
In terms of this being a “peaceful protest”, I do not agree that causing major border delays is peaceful.
I do not agree that planning to jam Canadian highways and intimidating citizens and the Canadian Government is “peaceful”.
I do not agree that collecting funds to enable a large group of testosterone-driven men to put extortive pressure on the Canadian Government – by collecting en masse in Ottawa – is peaceful.
I do not agree that blocking highways and borders and thus slowing down the supply chain for all Canadians is peaceful. If not legally, then morally, it can be construed as a hostage-taking of all Canadians – vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.
In short, allowing this group to collect funds for the purpose of occupying the city of Ottawa, Canada and to foment what might easily become a violent confrontation with the government of Canada and its police forces and or military, will be tantamount to condoning and abetting an act of terrorism that brings to mind the recent January 6 (2021) occupation of the US capitol.
In terms of Ms. Tamara Lich – the organizer of this GoFundMe campaign – she is a past affiliate of the Yellow Vest movement (linked to death threats against the Canadian Prime Minister) and the current secretary of the recently formed Maverick Party (they were Wexit) who advocate for Alberta separating from Canada to join the US. Not exactly a pro-Canada cheerleader.
I thought the concept of GoFundMe was to help people to donate to worthy causes; to help each other. This current campaign is totally against the spirit of GoFundMe as I understand it.
In closing; if GoFundMe allows this circus to go on, it will become the platform of choice for more of these groups and will likely invite governmental scrutiny that may hamper its ongoing activities.
Dear Name Withheld, your right to disagree is absolute, as is our right to fight like heck against what we believe to be wrong in our (my) country.
Your thinly vailed threats to gofundme are discussing, but you know that. You are nothing but a nameless bully, as is the vast majority of people like you.
Name NOT withheld
You meant “veiled” when you wrote “vailed”. You meant “disgusting” when you wrote “discussing”. You should have said “as are the vast majority” not “as is the vast majority”. Your writing is sloppy, like your logic.
Sally, is that all you understand about this Rally???? wow
The Trevor Wilson formerly of Fredericton?
Try spell check the next time you write something.
Just sent a donation to buy these “testosterone driven terrorists” more diesel.
I agree with the sentiment of the Letter.
Over $3 Million has now been raised using “Cross Border Trucker Vaccination” as the drawing card for thousands of people to donate. The protest has since pivoted and is now a protest against Government Mandates generally.
GoFundMe is the Gasoline, and Facebook is the Match.
Together, large sums of money and hyperbolic viral spread of misinformation on Facebook has the potential to spin this “Convoy for Freedom 2022” into something that many everyday Canadians would not support.
I am concerned for the traffic congestion and disruption this will provide in all of the cities across Canada.
When the Big Rigs come to Toronto and jam up city streets, causing an ambulance not to reach a person having a heart attack, when thousands of home deliveries are late because of traffic, will that really help our economy, or make things better for cross border truckers who resist being vaccinated?
You’re uncanadian if you’re against a peaceful protest for freedom. I hope you choke on the food a trucker delivered fire your.
Bunch of entitled children who won’t grow up and get a vaccine. Would jesus get vaccinated for you? Did anyone die in wars for you? Grow up, seriously.
My grandfathers both fought & were injured in war ..they bravely put their lives in the line for the freedoms our generation has enjoyed..its a betrayal to their suffering & efforts to let those right/freedoms be ripped away (as they are to a disastrous & dangerous even deadly degree …without a taking a stand..the Canada I was born & raised I is unrecognisable with criminal.dictatorship this…& FYI
.am.vax ( many of us who support this are..its really not just about said proven innefective at stopping transmission nor even getting or about just the virus itself at this point which is tantamount to a flue fr most ..like every other person getting thats vaxed I hot it too survive without care ) though the vx itself nearly killed me.. it damaged my heart just for starters.. I couldn’t breath for mnths..damage done by wll surely cut my life short..i feel it & the myriad if serious long term effects of every minute if every day..im a fraction of the vibrant hard earned impeccable health I was 20 minutes prior as all my results proved if drs r to be believed as were so busy protecting vx & lying & hiding results refusing even oxygen in must if 14..24 he to 3 day thrombotic attacks over the course of several mnths …
none the less without exception we are expected to continue with being forced to put yet more guns to our heads which will prove deadly next time fr me..ofcthat I am certain .there are no exceptions in this corrupt system as it stands..I had my eyes open to that terrifyingly, unable to this day, despite mnths of begging for help. in out if emerg with suddicating thrombotic attacks to get any care
.meds it even an MRIdrs…it was clear that they were so scared of losing thier jobs.$ than my dying literally.. that they flat out lied ..refused my.medical records finally .promised but failed to provide referrals, tests ..meds . ghosted me & sent me home to die alone..exactly what about any of thidv is ok in any civilized humane society
.& there r thouss ds like nd & worse & many have died from this forced inneffective experiment..
.there r countless like me & worse too many dying every day from ..this INSANITY has ruined our country..
I implore go fund me to Please unfreeze my hard earned funds that I have entrusted to u to be given to a critically needed cause that myself & thousands of Ca Adrian’s hard earned donations to support these brave warriors who are putting themselves on the l8ne/ at risk for a cause wexALL believe in. They are not violent,/ nor terrorists nor hate supreamasists as liars have put out to be able nion our rights to peaceful protests to regain our rights,, freedoms, jobs & businesses back ..we were forced into this by the govt that is meant to serve us not Visa versa…what gives u ad a business we hs e trusted our $ to the right to hold other peoples funds.? U need to do the job u promised to do.. u are not judge & jury ..I’ll be making my next donations not to u EVER AGAIN as I hope 50 thousand plus Canadians at least will agree to boycott u if u diont di the job we all trusted u ti do ..but hence forward I will be sending them funds directly directly as freezing g even shows we ca not trust u..
Although it barely seems like at this point last I checked we still had the right( guess this govt wants to strip that right away willy nilly too..just making up, changing rules, breaking laws as they go,)to peacefully protest in my home free & strong…
My grandfather fought in WW2. And the moment he landed in Europe… they all got vaccinated. When the war was happening there was extreme war measures EVERYONE had to follow. Black out curtains, food rations, curfews etc… it went on for years. Do you really think the freedom you are fighting for is the same as what our grandparents did? It’s embarrassing that anyone would compare the two. NOT THE SAME at all.
All you know is what your grandfather told you, Merie. Even then, over the years, the facts gets watered down. If it was not written at the time of the occurrence or one has a photographic memory, then you have to take it with a grain of salt.
So Eartha, I guess that both your Grandfather’s would be ok with protesters urinating on the National War Memorial and the Tomb of tge Unknown Soldier?
Those are the only topic you understand? do you even understand why those truckers and thousands of Canadians are protesting against forcing people to wear Masks and getting the VACCINE….I am double vaccinated but I am all for our FREEDOOM!!
And you clearly have no idea what losing your freedoms mean if you think the inconvenience of wearing a mask is just that. And if you think that living with the consequences of your decisions (not getting vaccinated when your employer requires it) is also a loss of freedom. Your employer has the choice to enforce this or not. You have the choice to move along. F***ing entitled people.
Canadian truckers we salute you from Europe! Excellent job. $ 400 CAD just donated.
When will you people realize …
1) the vaccines aren’t working to eradicate this virus. People vaccinated are still getting sick.
2) it’s about control. We’re losing our freedoms. The vaccinated are losing their freedoms.
100% behind the Freedom Convoy.
2) it’s about control. We’re losing our freedoms. The vaccinated are losing their freedoms.
I’m confused by this statement. I am vaccinated and received a booster. What freedoms did I lose by doing so? My day to day living hasn’t changed.
I believe you would be better off arguing that the reasoning for the vaccine would be a better target for you. As the pandemic handling would be more of an issue for you then the measures taken regarding the vaccine.
I got vaccinated for two reasons
most obvious one being I would rather not die because of covid and the other less obvious (less obvious to you, regardless of the success rate of the vaccine), I would rather not be responsible for causing hardships and possibly death to someone else. Simply because my freedom of choice for something that affects everyone may or may not be infringed upon!
This is just me though, the guilt of causing pain upon someone I love would be too much, as would the knowing I hurt someone because of my own selfishness.
Terrible that mindless zombies are gaining real power in these times. It’s a sad day to be Canadian honestly I had more faith in our society to be able to see and expel the propoganda machines that would hurt and hinder or bring down our society.
I 100% support freedom convoy as it is not just the truckers who are affected by the tyranny and corruption of our government it is all Canadians and enough is enough! Our commonwealth country partner the UK are ending mandates and passports time we follow suit!!
The fact that this news article actually posts shit like this… Is proof enough that it’s all a freaking big lie even this article probably written by the news reporters. So so sad they think us people can’t see through this. Whether these people realize or not the government has already been using war style propaganda on Canadian citizens since the corona started which was in the paper! Maybe they should freaking read what’s going on to realize you guys are propaganda factories and just lackeys to your government funders.
This is rediculous ! The only way out is to show the government we have freedom of choice . The person obivousily doesn’t put their name ha ha put your name where you mouth is . Roll on truckers !!! Roll on !
Proud Canadian I am
I too fully vaxed!!! We need our freedoms back !
I hope this person stocked on groceries ! God bless them in hopes they see the lights!
Feel sorry for you anonymous !!
Sorry to all you liberal IDIOT’S if you are going to be put out for a few day’s. The majority of CANADIAN’S are behind this convoy and so am l. The supply chain as you call it , is not going to happen, because our truckers have to be able to get into USA to get our supplies. THESE TRUCKERS ARE EVERY DAY HARD WORKING CANADIANS, WANTING TO MAKE A LIVING . ROLL ON BOYS AND GIRLS, ROLL ON.
PS — GO FUND ME is there for a purpose, and this convoy is not a TERRORIST GROUP as the so called PM says it is
ummm… No, a “majority of Canadians” are NOT behind this, Not even a majority of the CTA is behind it.
Sorry to inform you Merle but truckers as well as everyone else have to be vacinated to get into the USA.
The author of this is a childish discriminatory wack-job, who is too cowardly to stand behind their own voice. Freedom of choice is a human right and a civil right. They also have the right to protest, and right to work without discriminatory apartheid based on the Charter of Freeedoms. The “90% majority are vaxxed” argument is irrelevant. That’s like saying black people make up 10% of the US population so their voice is irrelevant. How discriminatory. To all you who agree with the letter: Your opinion does not make it lawful. Stop blaming truckers for slowing down the economy. The mandates are doing that. Whereas truckers are for free-open markets and Civil Liberty. Everyone who agrees with the letter lacks critical thinking or reason, and believes in abuse of power based on a spoiled entitled “feelings”. Its pathogenic thinking. Like a mental disability or mental disease.
Dear Gofund me. This is NOT A TERRORIST OR VIOLENT ORGANIZATION. THEY ARE STANDING UP FOR THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF ALL WHO STILL BELIEVE “MY BODY, MY CHOICE”. How dare the sheep use words like terrorist or violence. They are truckers driving for a purpose, to stop Trudeau from completely destroying what is left for us as Canadians to be proud of and CANADIANS ARE PROUD OF OUR TRUCKERS!!! DRIVE ON TRUCKERS, THOSE OF US REFUSING TO BE SHEEP SUPPORT YOU.
The only person saying this is a Terrorist & Violent Organization is Justin Trudeau and his flakes.
To name withheld. You may see us unvaccinated and supporting this rally as something wrong, but it’s not. We as a people are allowed the freedom to choose what we want to go in our bodies first off. Secondly, you need to open your eyes! Wake up! This is the start. We are fighting peacefully, to stand up for our rights as human beings!! As a sheep who follows blindly I understand this concept is difficult for you to understand. But we are peacefully standing up for all our rights. This is the first step the government wants to take, and it ends now.
Perhaps this pandemic hasn’t hit you personally. But it has affected so many people, not just from getting covid but from so many other ways. Lockdowns destroyed a lot of lives. It destroyed all the little mom and pop shops. Businesses people have put everything they had in. You think this tyranny will end of everyone got a vaccine???? Have you watched any news? Have you seen other countries remove mandates??? They have got it right. I could go on and on, it i feel I’d be wasting my breath on you.
Thank you truckers for being strong and keep it up!
As far as I understand. It’s Canadians standing for Canadians with good intentions in getting Canada back on its feet. Nothing sinister. Under the Canadian law, we can voice our opinions and protest peacefully. I am double vaccinated, I have no desire to force anyone into making a medical decision, that is up to the person and their physician….against division and discrimination. Obviously the idea of closing down establishments that only the vaccinated could get in….well, need I say more? Wise is the person who keeps an open mind and not afraid to stand up when you see people being bullied.
No one special, just meand my thoughts.
The fact that the author of the smear letter does not have the courage to put their name to their words speaks volumes as to their character and credibility.I like many who have supported the Trucker Freedom Convoy GoFundMe are fully vaccinated and have followed all the rules and mandates for 2 years. With the emergence of Omicron the perceived crisis is effectively over thus government overreach and suppression of our rights and freedoms must cease .The Trucker Freedom Convoy is a peaceful protest to help us over the finish line as it is clear that our politicians nor health beurocrats are going to relinquish their control or pivot the narrative on the Covid pandemic readily
.Despite mounting evidence that Omicron is mild and flu like , that the existing ‘vaccination”is ineffective for immunity and measures such as masking , social distancing, lockdowns and Vax passports are largely ineffective while causing immeasurable damage to our economy and our citizens ,,in particular children/young people the government and health beurocrats continue their single vision dogma in the management of Covid.It is time for people to assess and manage their own risk to Covid Omicron or any other virus and act accordingly without the government mandates.Enough is truely.enough.Lets move on with life and hope we can repair the damage.I support the truckers completely .They have renewed my pride in being a Canadian in a country that was once hailed as being a land of freedom and liberty.
Written by Trudeau himself. Another bought and paid for member of the media who takes government handouts. Posting opinion pieces with vested interest. Nice to see which side of freedom you stand on. You should see quite a few more opinion pieces in the comments now that you’ve shown your true colors.
Forced government mandates are absolutely unCanadian. I am fully vaccinated and the government unfortunately need to review and get our beautiful country back to what it means to be Canadian!!
All this hatred has me giving big. Its clear they are in the right and you’ve become some filled with hatred that you can no longer tolerate anyone who disagrees with you.
I am 100% behind the trucker convoy we need more people to stand up for Canadians . All the Trudeau and liberal mandatory vaccine supporters can boil water and eat shit tell this ends.
Go to Russia or Korea if you don’t like freedom.
The ignorance of someone telling me and other ” free” Canadians, that YOU think you can tell us how to spend our money is absolutely COMICAL. Give your head a shake………
I’m sorry, but my rights don’t end where your cowardice begins. Hide in your house for the rest of your life. That is your choice, but the rest of us would like to move on with our lives. Thanks.
You know it doesn’t matter if we were even 100% Vaxxed because soon to be Vaxxed will mean continual boosters. This is about our freedom to choose. All of us Vaxxed or Unvaxxed plus the vax on using working as planned. I support this group to represent All of our rights
I fully support Truckers Freedom Convoy 2022!!! This is the courage needed to force governments to back down from bad and in this case unconstitutional policy. I made my donation this morning. So stock up your shelves and toot a thankyou if you pass a convoy.
I love how if you’re against what’s happening with the truckers… you are less Canadian… Go protest a liveable wage? go fund that.
Just read your letter…you must be a George Soros/Justin Trudeau/WEF sycophant. I’ll be making my financial donation to the truckers shortly.
This isn’t and never has been about the health of Canadians. We are sopposed to believe that all of a sudden the Government cares about us. Thank you truckers for standing up for our rights and Freedoms. May God be with you all.
Mr. Anonymous, I’m glad to see you’re one of the sheep that has followed the herd, doesn’t mean that all the rest of us don’t have a brain. Believe it or not there are actually some Canadians that would like our freedoms restored . Thank you Truckers for standing up for our rights.
This is the most Patriot act on Canadian soil in Canadian history. Our military stands by people in foreign countries to support their independence. This is truckers. Our military should have done this already. I salute all of them. Lockdown parliament see how they like it. It’s taxpayers that pay their obscene salaries to which they took no pay it’s whilst Canadians suffered to this.
Sad to see how easily brain washed you “great citizens” get, if the vaccines worked and there were no more lockdowns I would have agreed with everything you said. But in my books you would have to be an idiot to believe that it’s working, I’m double vaxxed by the way. It’s funny how no one sees it as our government trying to create another divide between its people. Look at how you talk about unvaccinated people now, their not even people to some of you anymore. We were all born with free will and the freedom to make our own choices without being ridiculed by some moron who thinks writing an article is gonna make them feel different. Take a look in the mirror it’s people like you who are the problem people like you in Canada are the reason we’re one of the only countries in the world on lockdown. Look at USA sold out sports venues FREEDOM exactly what these truckers want.
I have one thing to say…if you don’t stand WITH the truckers and all their supporters FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THE RIGS as they roll on!!! Thank you to all who stand for FREEDOM!!!
My Annoymous, Are you blind? Are you not seeing the hwy’s and overpasses lined up with True Canadians supporting? Do you not want your freedoms back your rights back, your breath back? Do you want to keephiding behind a mask like a criminal so people can’t see your smile?
Wake up and see the freedom we all want and when we get it back you owe all of it to this massive movement.
And by tge way, this is not a antivax movement so your 90% bullshit doesnt have weight. It’s a Canadian Freedom Movement and maybe your part of the 10% that doesnt want freedom
Everyone is allowed their opinion and they should stand behind with their name otherwise it is not an option at all but anonymous propaganda designed to Create division. The Editorial board of the Cornwall Seeker should be embarrassed to have published this piece! I remind the editors of their mission at the top of this page. “Positively local supporting local” their was nothing positive or supporting in this piece. Support freedom of speech, opinion, and personal autonomy!
Thank you to all those who are using their voice against vaccine mandates. Support our truckers.
Brodie Wilkinson- Canadian voter, peaceful citizen, tax payer and contributing member of society.
Given the hatred spewed at whomever wrote the original letter, no wonder they don’t want to be named.
I respect and stand behind the truckers. They are fighting for our freedoms and it’s about time somebody does. Each day we will lose mor and more if we don’t do something now
Dont speak for the vaccinated either! I am double bacxed and completely support the truckers!!
Dear Mr Anonymous
We are talking about a flu with a 99 percent survival rate that the Government has used as a ploy to destroy the lives of Canadians. You are amongst the maybe 1 percent that doesn’t care about our freedoms. Give your head a shake, this is about our lives and our childrens lives. Go truckers go!!!
Thanks, letter writer, for being the lone voice of reason.
Apparently these people enjoy Covid and would like it to be spread more widely.
No, Truckers, you don’t speak for me.
You actually believe that the vaccine will end covid? How sad and uneducated. We all know the vaccines do not keep you from getting or spreading covid so exactly how do you think the vaccine will save us? Your argument has no facts to back it up. None. I chose to get vaccinated but have since regretted my decision since it seems to have zero affect. I will never support forced vaccinations. People have the right to choose for themselves. If the vaccine actually did anything more people might get it but it clearly does not have any impact on covid.
Affect? And you call them uneducated?
To DeeDee, who wrote a comment above. 90 percent of the people supporting the truckers are fully vaccinated. And those that aren’t, don’t want too. And guess what, it’s their body so it’s their choice. The vaccines have done nothing in case you haven’t noticed. And please leave Jesus out of this. There is nothing in the Bible that tells us to put unknown substances in our body for the greater good. Stop being a sheep
I support the freedom convoy. I am someone who is double vaxxed only because I was coerced by my government. I fully support this freedom rally. I will proudly put my name beside this post unlike the person who wrote this piece who is unwilling to stand by what they say. Don’t conflate a 90 percent vax rate as anything close to a 90 percent approval rating for vax mandates.
Fuck you Debra
I second that Ethan. Debra, you are an idiot
You’re f’n kidding me right?! What these truckers are doing is OUTSTANDING! They are a blended group of FEMALES AND MALES not just a group of “testosterone driven” people looking to cause havoc. These wonderful truckers are representing ALL CANADIANS and our RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS! This is a convoy for freedom and last time I checked, freedom was not an act of terrorism. Go Fund Me needs to allow the monies raised to go to those standing up for our rights! It’s sickening they would do this to a PEACEFUL GROUP OF PEOPLE. This open letter with no name is a farce. I support our truckers 100% and they are in no way, shape or form a terrorist group and this letter should be taken down, it’s disgusting and disrespectful.
Your an idiot…your article lost credibility as soon as you stated 90% of the population is fully vaccinated. It’s at 78.2%. Educate yourself first b4 you write something ridiculous as this.
I support the Freedom Truckers 100%. I’ll donate a 4th time now just to show my support, and more. That comment by “anonymous” is not backed up by logic nor by an understanding of what is at stake. So many of us, both vaxxed and unvaxxed, are outraged by the devastation to shopkeepers, restaurant owners and so many other businesses plus countless individuals being stripped of their livelihood as a result of government mandates. The ultimate control the government strives for is UN-Canadian. Denying travel? What sort of monsters are running this show? Denying jobs? Forcing people from their sources of income? It’s more than despicable. I talk to people in their 90’s who tell me they know the government is hiding the truth. The wrongness of what Trudeau and his followers are doing is clear to the general population. The logic that normal people are blessed with tells them the government is lying.
So many who see the lies and who are now speaking out are just normal, everyday people who normally go about their lives not concerned about politics. Whether or not the vax is advisable is NOT the point! Has the government been bought lock, stock and barrel? I hope not. I hope integrity among our leaders exists. I hope pharmaceutical companies pushing their agenda can be teased away from the current coercion of citizens. I hope politicians exist somewhere in Canada who see that coercion is coercion is coercion. Don’t pretend that because citizens are not held down and forcefully vaccinated that it’s not coercion.
I see vax harm that doctors will not indentify as vax harm. I see other reports that may indicate that getting vaxxed could be a reasonable risk.
But the point is that the coercion must stop!
Bullying and coercion by politicians deliberately denying jobs, denying travel, denying everyday basic rights and freedoms has got to stop!
who is making sure the money goes to the truckers and the people supporting them. do we send a picture of ourselves at the protest with our email address to receive a check
I am so overcome with pride for these truckers, I have tears in my eyes as I type this.
Finally, a group of Canadians has galvanized to protest in a significant manner.
The World is paying attention!
Trudeau and his cronies are scared, and they should be.
The truckers heading to Ottawa are NOT an army to be taken lightly. Heck, they have their American brothers and sisters joining them! What solidarity!
This is not an anti-vaccine protest, it’s an anti-mandate and pro-freedom-of-choice protest.
Thank God for these truckers standing up for our freedom!
May God bless them and keep them safe on their journey!
Keep rollin’ guys and gals, Canada LOVES you!!
This letter by “name withheld” is an example of pure panic because the majority of Canadians are standing with the truckers. I am vaccinated and I am done with the mandates.