The slippery manoeuvre from the Harper squad to leak dated and incomplete so called reports regarding the financial affairs of the Attiwapiskat First Nations under the political leadership of Chief Theresa Spence shows the depths Harper will go to derail the hunger striking Chief and slow down the ‘Idle No More’ movement.
Well it worked for a day in the news cycle as the MSM ran with the ‘leaked documents’ unsurprisingly leaked two days before the scheduled meeting with Harper, government officials and Chief Spence.
Yesterday we learned that Chief Spence will not attend the meeting as her requests to meet with Harper and the Governor General have not materialized.
The Governor General has not been listed as an attendee along with the PM. It is a deliberate provocation and exactly whose decision drove that action is open to speculation.
Ottawa Citizen Reporter Jordon Press filed this report.
OTTAWA—After conflicting reports about whether Chief Theresa Spence would be part of a First Nations meeting with the prime minister Friday, the Attawapiskat chief made it official Wednesday morning and said she would not be in attendance unless Gov. Gen. David Johnston attended as well.
The Friday meeting was largely spurred by Spence, who has gone without solid food since Dec. 11 and won’t eat until Harper meets with her and other chiefs to review treaty rights.
Spence had previously demanded she also meet with Johnston, but on Tuesday, Rideau Hall said Johnston would not be attending Friday’s meeting because it was a “working meeting with government on public policy issues.”
Will this be properly flushed out or ignored as the MSM is spoon fed the Federal Government position driven by the race card focusing on slanderous and incomplete accounts of the First Nations accounting.
The shunning of the meeting by Gov. Gen. David Johnston shows bad faith, disrespect , outcomes often acquainted with our Prime Minister’s approach to governing.
Slamming Chief Spence with the innuendo laced commentary bemoaning the lack of fiscal accountability is a stretch from a government reeling from the CF 35 debacle and a long list of other transgressions, many sandwiched into the Omnibus Bill that ignited the First Nations understandable concerns in the first place.
Our media’s handling of this over the next few days will tell us a great deal about the real story of the Canadian condition and whether or not the Harperite’s can pull off this scandalous diversion or not.