A spokesperson for the Freedom Convoy protest, Benjamin Dichter, said he received an apology from the office of the CEO of Scotiabank Brian Porter. This was in response to freezing his bank account during the convoy. In the letter Dichter said Porter apologized for the “frustration and inconvenience this situation may have caused and thank you for your patience while we prepared our response.” Banks can be obliged to freeze accounts, under the legal directives of police who feel that perpetrators may be engaged in criminal investigations. The accounts of hundreds of protesters were ordered frozen February 14th when the Trudeau Liberals imposed the Emergencies Act in response to the trucker protest in Ottawa.
Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. He worked as a parliamentary reporter on the Hill interviewing federal leaders and cabinet ministers. Hal also covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. He worked as a reporter and anchor for business shows airing on BNN, Global and CHCH-TV. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.