Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau and Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Mutual Admirers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Trudeau and Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Mutual Admirers

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Downie pays tribute to Trudeau

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KINGSTON, Ont. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared himself a big fan of the Tragically Hip and it's a mutual admiration society as far as the band's lead singer is concerned.

Gord Downie waxed poetic about Trudeau on Saturday night as the prime minister took in the final show of the band's "Man Machine Poem" tour.

"He's going to be looking good for about at least 12 more years, I don't know if they let you go beyond that. But he'll do it," Downie told concertgoers between songs.

"We're in good hands, folks, real good hands. He cares about the people way up North, that we were trained our entire lives to ignore, trained our entire lives to hear not a word of what's going on up there. And what's going on up there ain't good. It's maybe worse than it's ever been, so it's not on the improve. …

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