It’s difficult not to think that the timing of the release of the Deloitte financial audit of Atawapiskat was calculated in its anticipation of a potential backlash against Spence and, by association, #idlenomore. The audit prompted Spence to shut down media relations, a closed door thus leading to the media’s usual the-people-deserve-to-know resentment and dog-with-a-bone mentality about being squashed. That in turn led to bad press, especially from the Coyne, Blatchford, and Wente types, and bad press led to an apparent shift in public opinion. The squabbling over today's meeting doesn't help.
Mission accomplished for whoever it was who decided to release the audit.