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Data leaks shows 140 local area people donated to convoy campaign

GiveSendGo data breach document identifies thousands of donors to the convoy campaign.
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Demonstrators from the Freedom Convoy 2022

THUNDER BAY – At least 140 Thunder Bay-area people donated to the GiveSendGo fundraising campaign in support of anti-mandate protesters who have descended on Ottawa and border crossings around the province.

According to the data, allegedly hacked from the Christian-based crowd-funding site and shared with journalists and researchers, donations from P7 and P0 postal codes totaled $18,612, an average of $132.94 per donation.

The largest donation was $1,500, with two others crossing the $1,000 mark.

TBNewswatch has reached out to multiple people listed in the spreadsheet, including a pair of politicians who ran locally in the last federal election campaign.

Neither was elected.

TBNewswatch has not been able to independently confirm the data is from the GiveSendGo breach, however multiple media outlets have had people named on the list confirm they did donate to the cause.

Of the 140 donations, 41 came from the POT postal code, which extends as far as Marathon, with the remainder from P7 locations, which include Thunder Bay and surrounding communities.

At least one medical doctor at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is on the list, which was provided to journalists and researchers.

Donors also came from throughout the region. There were 14 donations, totalling $2,010 in Fort Frances, 23 in Dryden totalling $2,031 and 15 from Kenora, adding up to $1,652. 

TBNewswatch is not publishing the full list, for privacy reasons.

The province last week successfully sought a court injunction to freeze the GiveSendGo campaign funds and prevent them from being distributed to convoy leaders. A similar GoFundMe campaign was shut down by GoFundMe after it determined the convoy was an occupation and not a simple protest.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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