So, why, exactly did the Haida tell our fine premier to stay home today?
Some problem with that cheque for a study for a school that is not hers to build?
Worried about another mega-project that would turn out to be equivalent of eating iron filings?
Well, actually, as Richard Zussman of the MoCo tells us, it was something much bigger:
After a week of trailing the royal couple, B.C. Premier Christy Clark was asked by the Haida Nation not to come to Friday's event.
The community is opposed to the controversial Pacific NorthWest LNG project that received approval from the federal government this week.
"We have some outstanding issues with the premier in regards to a lot of issues. We believe the respectful thing to do would be to resolve those issues before coming in on the heels of the Royals," said Peter Lantin, president of the Haida Nation.
"If you want to deal with the real issues, deal with them in real time and not on a day that is so important to us."...
And how did our fine Premier respond?
Well, pretty much just as you might have expected:
...The premier's office said Clark called Lantin on Wednesday and told him she was not going to be able to come to Haida Gwaii because of her gruelling schedule, not because she was asked not to come....