NDP Leader Mulcair calls on Attawapiskat chief to end her liquid-only diet

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is calling on Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence to end her liquid-only diet.

Mulcair told CTV's Question Period he's always concerned when someone appears to be willing to end their own life.

He says Spence ought to end her protest now following last week's meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and First Nations leaders.

Spence has vowed to continue her protest until First Nations leaders can get Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston in the same room.

Spence says she has been consuming nothing more than fish broth and tea since Dec. 11.

The Idle-No-More protesters appeared to be regrouping for further demonstrations in the next week with only a few reports of protest activity across the country this weekend.