Open Letter to the Leaders of the Canadian Federal Political Parties, sitting MPs and Candidates

Open Letter to the Leaders of the Canadian Federal Political Parties, sitting MPs and Candidates:

In 1960, PM John Diefenbaker (a Conservative) said:

`"I am a Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong,
or free to choose those who shall govern my country.

This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind."
From the Canadian Bill of Rights,
July 1, 1960.

Why, in 2008, are the Conservatives under Harper and the Liberals under Dion attacking the character, integrity and personal beliefs of Canadians, including some candidates who, have apparently found the courage to look deeper at the events of 9/11 and who now question the common wisdom? And why are Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe, and Elizabeth May not challenging Harper and Dion and defending the rights of Canadians to question the "official story" of 9/11 and those who are honestly and sincerely seeking Truth and Justice for the victims of 9/11?

Excuse me. What country is this again?

"I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth"

– John Lennon

Is it not our political leaders who each November 11th tell us "lest we forget..." in reference to the sacrifices made for our rights and freedoms. Apparently it is they who have forgotten, or do they only care on one day of the year?

On November 11th, 2006 PM Stephen Harper said:
“On this solemn day, Canadians gather together to honour the soldiers, sailors and airmen and women, who served and continue to serve our country, and we pause to remember the more than 116,000 men and women who have laid down their lives in defence of Canada.

Today, as Canadians have done for the past 88 years, we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by generations of Canadian military personnel for the protection of our fundamental values and thank them for our freedom.

November 11 is a time to mourn. It is also a time to celebrate the proud military traditions of our great country. Canada has always answered the call to stand up for freedom, democracy, human rights and rule of law. Our commitment to these values is being tested yet again in Afghanistan, and Canadians are rightly proud of the work our brave soldiers are doing to help those less fortunate than us. Their courage and devotion to duty inspires us all.

I know I speak for all Canadians in expressing unequivocal support and heartfelt gratitude to all our troops and their families. We are holding the torch high. The Canadian heroes who lie beneath the poppies in Flanders fields can rest in peace.”

Apparently Mr. Harper does not understand that central to freedom and democracy, human rights and rule of law is the right to dissent and the duty to do so!

"In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up."
- Pastor Martin Niemoeller

Let me now remind you Mr. Harper, Mr. Dion, Mr Layton, Mr. Duceppe, Ms. May, sitting MPs and all candidates that ...

“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.”
- Edmond Burke

This is Canada and we are Canadians. We will not stand by and do nothing and say nothing in the face evil. We demand not only Truth and Justice for 9/11 Victims, but assert our right to question and are fulfilling our duty to do so. It is we who are respecting the sacrifices of the fallen and ensuring that they did not die in vain, it is we who are practicing democracy and respecting human rights and dignity, and it is you who should ashamed! It is you who owe all Canadians an apology!

24 Canadians died on September 11th, 2001 and their blood still cries out for truth (the whole truth) and for justice, not unjust wars, imperialism and domestic police states. All of the victims deserve no less. And every Canadian, especially those serving and dying for our nation right now deserves this.

Even if you do not agree with us, you should at very least agree with our right to think, write and speak freely.

To not defend our rights, you also, eventually, sacrifice your own.

Wayne Prante, A-Crim,
Co-Founder of Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley 9/11 Truth
Co-Founder of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Nine-Eleven Truth (C.A.A.N.E.T.)
Co-Founder of the 9/11 Civil Information Blog
Chief Organizer / Coordinator of the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference, 2007


Canadians, please call and write your MP and other candidates, the party leaders, as well as the newspapers and other media, and remind them that WE ARE CANADIAN and remind them of what that means!