Protesters to greet Harper during Ford plant visit
Idle No More activists protest outside of the Ford plant in Oakville, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. (Matthew Sherwood / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Sandie Benitah, cp24.com
Published Friday, January 4, 2013 7:02AM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 4, 2013 2:00PM EST
Protesters are expected to greet Prime Minister Stephen Harper when he visits an auto plant in Oakville Friday morning.
Harper is scheduled to visit the Ford plant to make an announcement about the auto industry but activists involved with the ongoing Idle No More movement are staging a demonstration.
Protesters have been marching and holding blockades in order to call attention to problems plaguing First Nations communities.
Northern Ontario chief Theresa Spence has been on a hunger strike since mid-December, demanding a meeting with Harper to discuss the issues.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers a statement regarding the federal government review of the $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen Inc. by China's CNOOC Ltd. and the $6-billion takeover of Progress by Malaysia's Petronas in Ottawa on Friday December 7, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand)
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence talks with her family as she continues her hunger strike in a teepee on Victoria Island in Ottawa, early Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. (Cole Burston / THE CANADIAN PRESS)