GiveSendGo, the Christian-based crowdfunding platform, responded defiantly to a Canadian court order demanding that the platform freeze the transfer of donations to Freedom Convoy protesters.
The organization said that funds would continue to be disbursed to the protesters in defiance of the order.
"Know this! Canada has absolutely ZERO jurisdiction over how we manage our funds here at GiveSendGo," the platform said in a statement late Thursday. "All funds for EVERY campaign on GiveSendGo flow directly to the recipients of those campaigns, not least of which is The Freedom Convoy campaign."
What is the background?
Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey requested Thursday that the Canadian legal system take action to stop GiveSendGo from transferring crowdsourced donations to protesters demonstrating against draconian COVID restrictions in Canada.