February 28, 2022

'Freedom Convoy' donations frozen, could flow to Ottawa residents

Monique Jilesen was quoted by CTV News Ottawa on how freezing the funds donated to the Freedom Convoy protest will benefit Ottawa residents and businesses affected by the protest if a proposed class action is successful.


"The takeaway is that we are taking steps to ensure that there are assets to be available if the class action is able to get a judgment, ultimately, against these defendants," said lawyer Monique Jilesen of Lenczner Slaght, the firm acting for Champ and Associates, which is representing Ottawa residents in the proposed class action.

"You want make sure, at the end of the day, when you bring a lawsuit that there is money that you can enforce a judgment," she added. "That’s why we have this freezing order.”