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View Diary: Yesterday Idle No More's mass protest rocked Canada from coast to coast (78 comments)

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  •  They need to be careful (3+ / 0-)
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    flitedocnm, chimene, skwimmer

    I think the Canadian public is generally on their side, but not strongly.  Protests are fine, but if they keep shutting things down and annoying people you're going to hear more and more popular sentiment to stop them any way possible.

    Canadians know that the First Nations have it bad, but they've seen this same storyline play out so many times and every time before it has seemed like nothing is enough for them and so nothing really gets done.  Whether true or not, that seems to be the general sentiment.  At this point I don't think the Canadian public really wants justice for the First Nations.  They just want to stop hearing about this problem one way or another, and stop hearing demands for more and more land, more and more rights that no one else gets, and more and more money.

    So keep fighting the good fight, but keep in mind that their public support is probably pretty weak and fickle.

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