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Canada is a better place to live because....

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Because of their firm hold on reality..... Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament Asked To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations

Thu Nov 24, 7:00 AM ET

OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) November 24, 2005 -- A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”

By “ETs,” Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.

On September 25, 2005, in a startling speech at the University of Toronto that caught the attention of mainstream newspapers and magazines, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."

Mr. Hellyer went on to say, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something."

Hellyer revealed, "The secrecy involved in all matters pertaining to the Roswell incident was unparalled. The classification was, from the outset, above top secret, so the vast majority of U.S. officials and politicians, let alone a mere allied minister of defence, were never in-the-loop."

Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."

Hellyer’s speech ended with a standing ovation. He said, "The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."

Three Non-governmental organizations took Hellyer’s words to heart, and approached Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, to hold public hearings on a possible ET presence, and what Canada should do. The Canadian Senate, which is an appointed body, has held objective, well-regarded hearings and issued reports on controversial issues such as same-sex marriage and medical marijuana,

On October 20, 2005, the Institute for Cooperation in Space requested Canadian Senator Colin Kenny, Senator, Chair of The Senate Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, “schedule public hearings on the Canadian Exopolitics Initiative, so that witnesses such as the Hon. Paul Hellyer, and Canadian-connected high level military-intelligence, NORAD-connected, scientific, and governmental witnesses facilitated by the Disclosure Project and by the Toronto Exopolitics Symposium can present compelling evidence, testimony, and Public Policy recommendations.”

The Non-governmental organizations seeking Parliament hearings include Canada-based Toronto Exopolitics Symposium, which organized the University of Toronto Symposium at which Mr. Hellyer spoke.

The Disclosure Project, a U.S.– based organization that has assembled high level military-intelligence witnesses of a possible ET presence, is also one of the organizations seeking Canadian Parliament hearings.

Vancouver-based Institute for Cooperation in Space (ICIS), whose International Director headed a proposed 1977 Extraterrestrial Communication Study for the White House of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who himself has publicly reported a 1969 Close Encounter of the First Kind with a UFO, filed the original request for Canadian Parliament hearings.

The Canadian Exopolitics Initiative, presented by the organizations to a Senate Committee panel hearing in Winnipeg, Canada, on March 10, 2005, proposes that the Government of Canada undertake a Decade of Contact.

The proposed Decade of Contact is “a 10-year process of formal, funded public education, scientific research, educational curricula development and implementation, strategic planning, community activity, and public outreach concerning our terrestrial society’s full cultural, political, social, legal, and governmental communication and public interest diplomacy with advanced, ethical Off-Planet cultures now visiting Earth.”

Canada has a long history of opposing the basing of weapons in Outer Space. On September 22, 2004 Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin declared to the U.N. General Assembly,” "Space is our final frontier. It has always captured our imagination. What a tragedy it would be if space became one big weapons arsenal and the scene of a new arms race.

Martin stated, "In 1967, the United Nations agreed that weapons of mass destruction must not be based in space. The time has come to extend this ban to all weapons..."

In May, 2003, speaking before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Lloyd Axworthy, stated “Washington's offer to Canada is not an invitation to join America under a protective shield, but it presents a global security doctrine that violates Canadian values on many levels."

Axworthy concluded, “There should be an uncompromising commitment to preventing the placement of weapons in space.”

On February 24, 2005, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin made official Canada's decision not to take part in the U.S government’s Ballistic Missile Defence program.

Paul Hellyer, who now seeks Canadian Parliament hearings on relations with ETs, on May 15, 2003, stated in Toronto’s Globe & Mail newspaper, “Canada should accept the long-standing invitation of U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio to launch a conference to seek approval of an international treaty to ban weapons in space. That would be a positive Canadian contribution toward a more peaceful world.”

In early November 2005, the Canadian Senate wrote ICIS, indicating the Senate Committee could not hold hearings on ETs in 2005, because of their already crowded schedule.

“That does not deter us,” one spokesperson for the Non-governmental organizations said, “We are going ahead with our request to Prime Minister Paul Martin and the official opposition leaders in the House of Commons now, and we will re-apply with the Senate of Canada in early 2006.

“Time is on the side of open disclosure that there are ethical Extraterrestrial civilizations visiting Earth,” The spokesperson stated. “Our Canadian government needs to openly address these important issues of the possible deployment of weapons in outer war plans against ethical ET societies.”
post #63 of 79
And just why would the US have a monopoly on visits from "ET's"?

Out of the millions of square miles of dry surface on the planet, we are the only ones to have been "host" to the little green men?

The man sounds neither sober or sane!

Back to the regular topic ..... With the cancellation of "Red Green" cancel all bets and sell any stock you have in Nashua (duct tape); the bottom is gonna' fall out of the market.
post #64 of 79
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Originally Posted by Marmot mb
...I personally do not understand why it is so hard to remember or even be aware of 10 Provinces and two Territories. I'm no braniac and I'm pretty sure I can name more than 3/4 of the 52 US states (or is it 51 and Alaska, or is Alaska Canada's peice of the US?) and can pin down a good portion of the capitals of each state...
I agree with you that many Americans cannot name even half of the 10 Provinces and 3 (not 2) Territories but if you can name the 52 U.S. capitals then you know more then any American ever seeing how there are only 50 states! Alaska is the 49th and Hawaii is the 50th.
post #65 of 79

56 Capitals, count 'em.

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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
if you can name the 52 U.S. capitals then you know more then any American ever seeing how there are only 50 states! Alaska is the 49th and Hawaii is the 50th.
50+
Hagatna
San Juan
Charlotte Amalie
Pago Pago
Chalan Kanoa
Washington DC
post #66 of 79

Canada

I love Canada, great peopole, great mountains, great snow - the envy of a large part of the world especially twith all their resources. Its a good thing USA has a real air force , a real marine corp, a real navy and a North American defense plan to protect ALL of us Canadians and Americans.
post #67 of 79
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Originally Posted by comprex
50+
Hagatna
San Juan
Charlotte Amalie
Pago Pago
Chalan Kanoa
Washington DC
Since when are those state capitals? He was talking about state capitals. We only have 50 states and if you are trying to imply territories into that equation, you are way off as well. The U.S. has 14 territories.
post #68 of 79
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
52 U.S. capitals
I wasn't even reading his post, sorry.

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The U.S. has 14 territories.
Sure, but how many of those have inhabitants let alone (civilian) capitals?
post #69 of 79
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho
Its a good thing USA has a real air force , a real marine corp, a real navy and a North American defense plan to protect ALL of us Canadians and Americans.
Thank god, out full fleet of rubber dingies outfitted with high power Potatoe guns are currently busy storming a band or rougue Newfies on the Eastern Seaboard, somthing to the effect they have hijacked a boatload of Kokanee destined for New York.

The horse brigade is currently on stable duty and are up to their eyeballs in.... due to cutbacks.
post #70 of 79
I love Canada and have several friends(in the Canadian Navy) in Halifax. Great culture and friendly people along with a beautiful countryside. Vancouver IMO is the 2nd best city in the world that I've been to(Tokyo being 1st).

I realize this is a broad statement, but much of modern Canada's overall success can be directly & indirectly attributed to the fact that they share their only border with the United States.
post #71 of 79

canada and beer and skiing

wow, such a cool sight to procrastinate work and learn lots about my brothers and sisters to the north.

went to UVM (univeristy o f vermont) in burlington and we did beer runs all the time (and montreal was one fun town to play in)

but come on, speaking of great beer...grizz whizz? moose drool? We in the boonies of the northwest know good beer (been a while for me, but from what I remember.......)

If another election goes the way the 04 one went, may consider the possibilities of calgary...snow, place for the horses, lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of open space.....
post #72 of 79
Because the US will never invade it.
post #73 of 79
The money there is finally starting to be worth something.
post #74 of 79
Smoking dope is almost legal.
post #75 of 79
You can murder anyone you want and know you can't get the death penalty.

Karla Homolka?
post #76 of 79
I dunno about this Canada thing, I mean they're having elections during ski season :
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Originally Posted by jgiddyup
I realize this is a broad statement, but much of modern Canada's overall success can be directly & indirectly attributed to the fact that they share their only border with the United States.
You forgot France. And if the whole Turks & Caicos thing ever goes through . . .
post #77 of 79
Thread Starter 
Geez, I started this thread to rant about having to travel over Thanksgiving week instead of enjoying opening weekend around here. I didn't expect it to gain a life of its own. As for my plight, over the past two days Moonlight & Big Sky have received over 15 inches & I heard the skiing was great for this early in the year. For me the snow meant crappy driving conditions from Northern Idaho through Western Montana. To top it off I arrived home today to find 10 inches of snow on my sidewalks needing removal. We really need to move Thanksgiving to early October like they do in Canada.
post #78 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lars
You can murder anyone you want and know you can't get the death penalty.
And you can't get the death penalty when you are innocent.
post #79 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lars
You can murder anyone you want and know you can't get the death penalty.

Karla Homolka?
Yup, and in the good old USA you can be a child molester (Micheal Jackson) or commit double murder (OJ Simpson) and never even get jail time so long as you got the jink$ to buy your freedom.
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