Idle No More: Spence a con and disgrace

Chief councillor Theresa Spence violated her members trust, conned people with her hunger strike and is a national disgrace, reader says.

To the Editor,

Chief Teresa Spence’s “I’ll die for my people” is a con, and it undermines credibility in legitimate claims Indians and Inuits may have for more assistance from governments.

To suggest that caving in to Chief Spence’s hunger strike would be to save her life is an insult to Canadian taxpayers, who are being taken to the cleaners again.

Chief Spence and her close friends and councillors are living high off the hog while the children she is responsible for live in sewer infested shacks.

Lawyers and politicians who knowingly and willingly allow this incredible travesty to perpetuate should be tried for the same crimes, and suffer the same consequences.

Chief Spence has violated trust between the chief and the band members who depend upon her decisions for their very existence.

Chief Spence has become a national disgrace.

Andy Thomsen,

Summerland

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