Protesters follow Prime Minister Harper on Vancouver Island visit

MILL BAY, – About 100 protesters have blocked the gate at the facility where Prime Minister Stephen Harper is to meet Conservative party faithful on Vancouver Island.

Many of them are carrying placards against the federal government’s position on climate change or the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline.

Chanting “Harper’s got to go,” much of the crowd is refusing to leave the access road to Brentwood College in Mill Bay.

It’s the second time protesters have disrupted Harper’s plans on his swing through Western Canada.

On Monday, two climate-change activists made it to the same stage as Harper during a question-and-answer event for a business crowd at a Vancouver hotel.

Vancouver police have announced the pair won’t face charges though questions are being asked about how the protesters could have come within arm’s reach from the prime minister.




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Protesters follow Prime Minister Harper on Vancouver Island visit

  1. So day one of his B.C. tour – a closed door session with the business elite, and day two – a visit to an elite private boarding school.

  2. And it wasn’t 100 it was more like 250. Not just from Cowichan, but from Saltspring and other coastal places.

    • Who cares it’s just Vancouver island

  3. “Vancouver police have announced the pair won’t face charges …”

    What is with all the arrest speculation that has accompanied the story about the protesters getting near Stephen Harper? What could they possibly be charged with? Impersonating a waiter?

    The Vancouver police should be apologizing for detaining these people whose behaviour was completely permitted and protected under the free expression clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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