RCMP shared Freedom Convoy ‘blacklist’ across the world


Freedom Convoy supporters were put on a federal blacklist and the RCMP shared the information with foreign banks from Wall Street to Beijing, with no restrictions on the blacklist distribution.

Government records show the blacklist emailed to foreign entities.

“Information was shared only with entities listed in pursuant to the Emergency Economic Measures Order,” the Mounties wrote in an Inquiry Of Ministry tabled in the Commons. 

The disclosure came at the request of Conservative MP Arnold Viersen (Peace River-Westlock, AB), who sought details on “any banks or other financial institutions” supplied with information about the Freedom Convoy. 

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office secretly distributed a blacklist of 201 trucking companies identified by name.

Of the 201 blacklisted companies, 198 were Canadian. Three were registered in the United States. However, the inquiry indicated the RCMP shared the blacklist with Canadian officers of foreign banks including the Bank of China, State Bank of India, BNP Paribas of France, Citibank of New York, Habib Bank of Pakistan, Hana Financial Group of South Korea, ICICI Bank Limited of India, Mizuho Financial Group of Japan, and Wells Fargo & Company of San Francisco.