Idle Threats?

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has agreed to a key demand of protesting Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and her supporters and asked Gov. Gen. David Johnston to meet with First Nations leaders Friday evening.

On Thursday morning, before Harper announced Johnston would meet with First Nations leaders, a group of Manitoba chiefs announced they wouldn’t participate in the “working meeting” with Harper unless Johnston attended.

The Manitoba chiefs also threatened that unless the federal government meets their demands – which include the repeal of the government’s budget bill – the protest movement Idle No More is ready to seriously disrupt the Canadian economy.