Not a Harperite, but that evil monster may stand up to blackmail like Chief Spence better than the Liberals did...lots of sobs, no progress. Verdict seems to be that Harper is relentlessly pragmatic, not a bad thing in moving ahead with a new Indian Act and deal. One thing to remember is that the government of the evil monster in it's first mandate did some very left things, like resolve the tainted blood scandal (by compensating those outside the artificial date) and gave rights back to native women off reserve. Just when you think you have them figured out, they do something quite left, and you WTF? Picture Justin Trudeau in this situation...no, let's not.