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(LifeSiteNews) – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has retracted a story about the Freedom Convoy that was found to be false.

On March 7, the national broadcaster wrote:

On Feb. 10, 2022, in a report about the protest convoy, CBC Radio’s The World This Hour incorrectly said GoFundMe ended a fundraiser for the protesters over questionable donations to the group. In fact, GoFundMe ruled the fundraiser was in violation of their terms of service, which prohibits the promotion of violence and harassment.

This is the second time the state-funded CBC has been caught peddling misinformation about the convoy.

As the convoy was ramping up in late January, one of the hosts of CBC’s flagship political show – Power and Politics – suggested that there could be “Russian actors” who were influencing the convoy.

The assertion that the made-up Russian actors “could be continuing to fuel things… perhaps even instigating it from the outside,” was proven false.

In addition to the false claim about Russian interference in the convoy, it was stated by various mainstream media outlets that “foreign influence” had played a role in funding the convoy to a degree that threatened Canadian sovereignty.

On February 10, the CBC said that after a supposedly thorough investigation of where the funding came from, that there were “thousands of suspicious” foreign donations that might have only been a “fraction” of the total foreign influence.

The notion that the convoy was heavily funded by foreign entities was one of the justifications for the invocation of the Emergencies Act, which was quickly rescinded and its usage is under investigation by a non-partisan group in Parliament.

The allegations of foreign influence have been roundly debunked by both GoFundMe and GiveSendGo – the crowdfunding platforms that handled fundraising for the convoy.

GoFundMe’s CEO Juan Benitez testified before the Canadian government and said that almost 90 per cent of the funding was from Canada, and that the majority of the donations from all donors were small and personal – proving the grassroots nature of the movement.

GiveSendGo testified to similar findings after auditing their platform.

The deputy director of Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC), testified to the same thing in front of the House of Commons finance committee. There was no evidence of shady funding to be found.

Jordan Peterson reacted to the news that another mainstream media lie about the convoy had been exposed by tweeting: “Wasn’t it CBC coverage that inspired the Emergency Act itself…? Too bad about those people with their life destroyed. Oh: and the international reputation of Canadian banks. Too bad about that too.”

“This means that the entire story [Justin Trudeau] told to justify the “emergency” was an utter lie… [CBC News] this is far beyond your normal hapless incompetence and borders on both the traitorous and criminal. Canadians should demand your defunding now,” he added.