Ex-US envoy: ‘US groups need to stop interfering in Canada’

TORONTO (AP) – A former U.S. ambassador to Canada says groups in the U.S. need to cease interfering in what some call an occupation in Canada’s capital as protesters opposed to vaccine mandates and COVID-19 restrictions held rallies in cities across Canada in a show of solidarity with a week-long demonstration in the national capital.

After crowdfunding site GoFundMe said Friday it would refund or redirect to charities the vast majority of millions raised by demonstrators protesting COVID-19 measures in the Canadian capital prominent U.S. Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis complained.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxon tweeted “Patriotic Texans donated to Canadians truckers’ worthy cause.”