As noted, the government is quite concerned that about a meeting between Jack Layton and a group of environmental activists that took place before Monday’s protest in Question Period. For the record, the NDP counters that Mr. Layton’s office had no knowledge of any intent to disrupt QP, that the meeting with Layton was open to media and that, to their understanding, some of the activists were to meet with representatives of other parties as well.
For whatever it is worth, Environment Minister Jim Prentice met with 25 members of the “Canadian Youth Delegation” on October 22. Pictures from that meeting are available on the ministry’s climate change website. Seated to Mr. Prentice’s right is the protester who we now know as Jeh.