Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie – Mackenzie, is shocked by reports that Farm Credit Canada (FCC) misled Parliament when questioned about their data collection. Records obtained by a Blacklock’s Reporter confirm that the federal bank was secretly creating lists of clients who supported the Freedom Convoy despite telling parliamentarians the contrary.
Staff emails from Farm Credit Canada of Regina show that managers were even compiling names as late as February 28, five days after the Emergencies Act was lifted.
The FCC’s Chief Operating Officer Sophie Perreault sent a staff email stating that “If you become aware of a customer’s involvement report it immediately”.
On February 23rd she emailed “If you become aware of potential customer involvement in blockades, occupations and other support of activity related to the ‘Freedom Convoy’ you must submit a tip to the customer diligence centre,” said the email.
When Blacklock’s disclosed the Farm Credit Canada list in February, the FCC denied it.
Warkentin said an investigation is required to fully expose the truth, he asked “Why did Farm Credit Canada collect this data? Who authorized them to do it? What action did that Crown Corporation intend to do if clients supported the protest? Why did they lie about collecting this data when they were asked several months ago?”