Big oil writes to their buddy, Steve detailing how they want him to trash the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Canadian Fisheries Act and so on. Steve complies. Sending Canada officially to the bottom of the list among developed nations for environmental responsibility. Non treaty Canadians are powerless to protest, but as member in good standing of a First Nation and the inheritor of legal Treaty Rights, Chief Spence can protest and she does: that this is an abrogation of the conditions (the Treaties) upon which her people joined Confederation.
Virtually, alone one brave woman manages to do what no opposition political party has been able to do, create a popular feeling of outrage for the violent way thousands of pieces of legislation were forced through Parliament in service of the oil lobby to the detriment of water quality, security and ecological health of the nation.
So what does awesome Stevie do? Turns it into a debate about a small communities managerial ability (everywhere suspect) and the lack of coherent voice among Indian leadership (famous since the beginning of time). Because Stephen Harper is smarter than you.