APTN National News
Two federal Conservatives decided to take shots at Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence at a Tory fundraiser in Ottawa Tuesday.
Speaking at the event in the Orleans suburb Brazeau mocked Spence, the so-called Attawapiskat audit and First Nations.
Conservative MP Royal Galipeau represents the Orleans riding and said he met with Spence in December in her teepee. He mocked her manicured finger nails, saying his wife couldn’t afford them.
When reached by APTN National News Galipeau refused to comment on his speech but said what was published in the media was a matter of public record.
Neither Prime Minister Stephen Harper or Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan would comment on the speeches during Question Period Thursday when pressed by the opposition saying only the federal government continues to provide jobs for Canadians, including First Nations.
It wasn’t the first time Brazeau made comments about Spence. In December, he called her a bad role model for children in an interview with APTN. He was referring to her hunger strike that lasted 44 days. Brazeau didn’t return calls for comment.
Here is some of Brazeau’s comments courtesy of Ottawa reporter Nevil Hunt of Metroland News who was there with a tape recorder.