Idle No More supporters rally outside of Harper's Glenmore Landing office
Published Sunday, December 30, 2012 5:27PM MST
Last Updated Sunday, December 30, 2012 6:40PM MST
Supporters of "Idle No More" continue to call on the conservative government to listen and take action.
Outside Prime Minister Harper’s constituency office on Sunday, hundreds peacefully protested against Bill C-45 and showed their support for Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence. Spence has been fasting since December 11, 2012 and has pledged to continue her hunger strike until Harper agrees to meet with her.
Protesters are angry about Bill C-45 and the government’s lack of consultation with the First Nations people.
Demonstrators are concerned by the fact the controversial bill only protects one percent of Canadian waters. Those opposing the bill believe all Canadians could suffer from the government’s decision.
"This bill opens it wide up for fracking and pipelines to go through our reserves, municipalities and provinces with no protection from federal government," says demonstrator Darlene Meguinis.
Protestors say their next move is dependant on the government’s next course of action.