Couple of federal government political leaders, also including Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, been apprehended at a demonstration in opposition to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline development inside Burnaby, B.C.
May as well as NDP Kennedy Stewart, participated in protests Friday, opposing building and construction for the government authorized Trans Mountain Pipeline extension.
May, the MP for Saanich – Gulf Islands, stood up together with protesters by the entrance of a Kinder Morgan work site. She was actually arrested about midday but quickly discharged within a 1/2 hour.
She stated, she’s has been arrested for civil contempt regarding, obstructing the roadway.
This is definitely not a criminal infraction.
” I have never before put my signature on a line that said ‘signature of accused,’ but my rights have been read to me and I will return to court on June 14,” she informed press reporters soon after the release.
May pointed out she is without a doubt free so as to “continue to protest, continue to oppose Kinder Morgan’s erroneous permit.”
She explained, she’s charged for public contempt, for blocking a street. That is not a criminal offence.
— Rafferty Baker (@raffertybaker) March 23, 2018