Trudeau meets with hunger-striking First Nation chief

Justin Trudeau met with Chief Theresa Spence on Boxing Day. (Twitter/HO)

Justin Trudeau met with Chief Theresa Spence on Boxing Day. (Twitter/HO)

Brigitte Pellerin, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:20 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau paid a Boxing Day visit to hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence at her Victoria Island teepee on Boxing Day.

The 45-minute meeting took place at the request of Trudeau, who wants to show solidarity with Spence, who's been on a hunger strike since Dec. 11.

"I didn't talk about an awful lot. I did a lot of listening," Trudeau told QMI Agency outside Spence's teepee on Victoria Island, just off Parliament Hill.


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