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Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien “Et” Civilizations


OTTAWA, CANADA 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 Se
nate 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.”

Cana­di­an Exopol­i­tics Ini­tia­tive
Click here to send your let­ter to the Par­lia­ment of Cana­da request­ing pub­lic “ET” Hear­ings

Toron­to, Cana­da: Vic­tor Vig­giani, Exopol­i­tics Toron­to Sym­po­sium
Tel: 905–278-5628

Win­nipeg, Cana­da: Randy Kitchur
Tel: 204–582-4424
Wash­ing­ton, D.C.: Dr. Steven Greer, The Dis­clo­sure Project
Tel: (540) 456‑8302 (Office)
Van­cou­ver, Cana­da: Alfred Lam­bre­mont Webre, JD, MEd
ICIS-Insti­tute for Coop­er­a­tion in Space
Tel: 604–733-8134


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