Canada’s national security committee grills crowdfunders and payment processors over Freedom Convoy fundraisers

Why It Matters

Canada has promised to tighten crowdfunding regulations amid worries white nationalists used them during the Freedom Convoy to raise money. Whatever the Standing Committee recommends could have implications for social movements and fundraisers.

Canada is cracking down on the Freedom Convoy’s finances. Here’s why that may hurt social justice movements, too.

Why It Matters

Indigenous land defenders and other social justice movements have been labeled "extremist" in the past for their work. Subjecting their fundraising methods to additional anti-terror restrictions could make it harder for them to raise funds publicly.