June 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Updated: June 18, 2014 10:46 pm

4 opponents of Northern Gateway Pipeline arrested at protest at MP’s office

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WATCH: The split in popular opinion has even the federal government treading carefully around its approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline. Jas Johal reports.

VANCOUVER – Four opponents of the Northern Gateway Pipeline were arrested following a protest at the constituency office of Port Moody MP James Moore. He is also the federal Industry Minister.

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This protest came one day after the Harper government gave its tentative approval of the project with conditions.

Port Moody Police said they received a call at about 10:30 a.m. that 12 protesters were outside the office. They told the protesters they could remain in the building as long as they didn’t interfere with the office staff’s work. They would also have to leave by 4 p.m. when the business closed for the day.

When four people didn’t leave, police arrested them under the trespass act. Police said all four were released outside the building and they will not be pressing criminal charges.

The protest and arrests were peaceful.

Moore has been uncharacteristically quiet since the announcement.

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