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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Canadian Government Forced to Deal with the Detailed Evidence of 9/11

Petition Presented to the Harper Government

Written by 9/11 Truth Outreach Staff

With the following words spoken by Elizabeth May representing the Saanich—Gulf Islands "riding" (equivalent to a congressional district), a new chapter was opened in the quest for a public inquiry into the events of 9/11.

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"Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition, from petitioners in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and particularly in the Ottawa area, calling on the Government of Canada to conduct a parliamentary review into the events that occurred in the United States on September 11." (The presentation of the petition can be seen at on the official House of Commons website at http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/Embed/en/i/8538727/?ml=en&vt=watch at 1:23:40.)

For the last several years, numerous Canadians have been actively searching for a Member of Parliament to submit a petition to the Harper Government (formerly known as the Government of Canada). A long-time member and three-time Green Party of Canada candidate approached Ms May about submitting the petition and she agreed to the request. Ms May is one of only two members of the Green Party in the Parliament.

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The petition process asks for a new investigation into the events of 9/11 which has been used in Canada to justify participation in the "Global War on Terror." In 2008, a similar petition was read into Parliament by Libby Davies. Due to problems with the way that the petition was phrased, the Government of Canada was able to dismiss it.

The 2008 response was: "The Canadian Government has no cause to believe that the destruction of the World Trade Center was due to reasons other than those cited in the report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (known as the 9/11 Commission Report). While joining with all Canadians in mourning the death of the victims of these attacks, the Government of Canada is therefore not inclined to pursue an independent investigation."

The petition read in by Ms May closes the loophole by specifically bringing the evidence for explosive forms of high temperature incendiaries into the body of the petition. The wording of the petition is as follows:

(See the petition accepted by the Clerk of the Parliament here)

PETITION TO THE HONORABLE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

We, the undersigned citizens of Canada

who now avail themselves of their ancient and undoubted right thus to present a grievance common to your Petitioners in the certain assurance that your honourable House will therefor provide a remedy, humbly sheweth our belief that there is sufficient doubt about the omissions and inconsistencies in the official United States of America 9/11 Commission Report to show that 9/11 was an act of state sponsored terrorism. Foremost, the official United States of America 9/11 Commission Report omits new forensic evidence of the use of explosives that might have been the actual cause of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the collapse of the third World Trade Center Building 7. And, as a result, Canada now being a partner with the United States of America in the Global War of Terror, therefore has a responsibility to verify the findings of the United States of America 9/11 Commission Report before committing our military and other resources to the conflict.

THEREFORE,

Your Petitioners pray for the Government of Canada to conduct a

PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW

of the omissions and inconsistencies in the official United States of America 9/11 Commission Report and of the new forensic evidence listed below. Your petitioners pray that the Government of Canada hear our policy recommendation to protect Canadians against future acts of state sponsored terrorism.

The new forensic evidence includes, but is not limited to:

Your Petitioners pray for the Government of Canada to conduct a parliamentary review using advice from citizens groups and expert witnesses in the field of 9/11 studies in order to protect Canadians against future acts of state sponsored terrorism and ensure that our military resources are spent properly.

Your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray,

The Undersigned

Ms May's willingness to present the petition stands in stark contrast to the many other members of Parliament who were contacted to provide citizen access to the Harper Government. They all declined and universally suggested that Paul Dewar, the NDP critic on Foreign Policy, was the appropriate member to present the petition. However, in spite of being contacted in writing by over 50 of his own constituents requesting that he submit the petition to parliament, Paul Dewar refused on the basis that "he does not agree with it." His office never explained what content in the petition he did not agree with.

The long standing prohibition on asking questions about 9/11 is equally as strong north of the border as it is south of the border. Politicians in the United States routinely avoid any questioning of 9/11. This was clearly documented when they were asked questions about World Trade Center Building 7 on live television. Following the lead of Paul Dewar, and virtually all politicians north and south of the border, Ms May said, "I do not agree with the petition." Not surprisingly, her party also distanced itself from the petition by saying, "The Green Party [of Canada] echoes Ms May's sentiments that it does not agree with the petition, but believes that no citizen should be denied the right to make their voice heard in Parliament."

Under the procedures and practices of the House of Commons, the Member of Parliament has a role to make the presentation on behalf of the petitioners. "The Member, whose role it is to make the presentation on behalf of the petitioners, is not required to be in agreement with the content of any petition he or she may choose to present, and no such inference is to be drawn."

Elizabeth May should be commended for her duty as a public servant in submitting this petition. "It is an obligation of an MP to present every petition submitted to them," she said.

Next Steps

The rules of the House of Commons require that the government reply to a petition within 45 calendar days of its presentation. If such a petition remains without a response at the expiration of this time, a committee of the House, designated by the Member presenting the petition, is required to look into the Ministry's failure to respond.

In the ensuing weeks, efforts will be made to educate members of Parliament about the issues raised in the petition. This may allow them to ask the Harper Government about the evidence specifically referenced in the petition during "Question Period" when any Member, typically opposition party members, can ask a question of the government and hold it accountable. Canadians can contact their Member of Parliament { http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/constituencies} to let them know you support a complete and accurate response to the points raised in petition. Additionally, concerned citizens can contact Elizabeth May {http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/constituencies} and thank her for taking seriously the role of citizen involvement in government.

To better communicate to the people of Canada about this important petition, a press conference is being planned for Ottawa in mid-December to launch an outreach campaign centered around the theme of "A Helping Hand to America."


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