Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a reporters question following an announcement at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario on June 2, 2016 in Ottawa. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
He says the music and ticket industries ought to be able to police themselves, but that the government would be willing to followup on the issue. "I am lucky enough to have seen many Tragically Hip concerts throughout my life, and Gord Downie is someone I have an extraordinary amount of respect for," Trudeau told a news conference. "He's someone I've met a number of times in various contexts over the years, and his status as an extraordinary Canadian creative force and icon is not to be understated. "Mostly, he's just a great guy, and I know I speak for all Canadians when I say, 'We're with you, Gord.'" Trudeau's answer to the ticket-sales question was hastily delivered after someone in the audience appeared to pass out during the news conference.
“Gord Downie is someone I have an extraordinary amount of respect for.”
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