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The Occupy Vancouver protest outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.

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The Occupy Vancouver movement has barged its way into the city's mayoral election campaign.

Demonstrators from the Occupy camp disrupted a downtown Vancouver debate last night between Mayor Gregor Robertson and his main challenger, Suzanne Anton.

The protest movement is also separating the two candidates – with Mr. Robertson saying the city is searching for a way to peacefully end the camp, while Ms. Anton says it should never have been allowed to spring up.

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She says if she is elected mayor on November 19th, she will impose a seven day deadline to oust any campers still outside the Vancouver Art Gallery – although she hasn't said what she would do if they refuse to go.

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