Poll results disappointing

Could they be misinformed, could they perhaps not support a movement that they might feel is too “radical”’

I must express my disappointment on reading the results of your paper’s Idle No More poll – 76 per cent of your readers do not support the movement.

Could they be misinformed, could they perhaps not support a movement that they might feel is too “radical”’ or maybe they feel only “Aboriginal” issues are at stake. In fact the issues at stake here should concern every Canadian. We are talking about omnibus bills that abrogate the Democratic process, changes in environmental review and Fisheries Acts that put our Environment at risk, and yes we are talking about the rights of First Nations. I suggest that if your readers are unwilling to join the Idle No More movement they should still exercise their democratic rights at the ballot box or by phoning John Duncan and demanding the government reconsider any changes to the Fisheries, environmental review and Navigable Waters acts.

Tom Hopkins

Northern Vancouver Island Area Council,

PSAC

Editor’s Note: N.B., 76 per cent of respondents voted no, not necessarily 76 per cent of readers.