If Ottawa was a First Nations reserve and Stephen Harper was its chief, the mainstream media would be talking about them like Attawapiskat and Chief Theresa Spence.
And what nonsense would commentators be spewing? Check out the hashtag #Ottawapiskat on Twitter to find out.
You can become the majority leader of #Ottawapiskat with only 33% of band members voting for you.— Tara Williamson (@WilliamsonTara) January 14, 2013
In #Ottawapiskat, members of the band council who dare to criticize, contradict their chief publicly face punishing social ostracism.— Paula Simons (@Paulatics) January 14, 2013
Chief Harper has been using the funds of #Ottawapiskat in very untransparent ways. He refuses to cooperate with Mr Page, the third party mgr— Mark McCaw (@bigpicguy) January 14, 2013
I heard the leader of #Ottawapiskat gets free air travel while many of his people barely afford their bus passes.— patty (@pattyk13) January 14, 2013
In #Ottawapiskat, the chief and council spend time and millions to spy on and sue child welfare advocates.— Nikki Louttit (@Nikki_Louttit88) January 14, 2013
One entire level of government in #Ottawapiskat consists of unaccountable, overpaid appointees who almost never go to work.— Derrick O'Keefe (@derrickokeefe) January 14, 2013