Canadians searching for '9/11 truth'

ROSS ROMANIUK -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:42 AM ET

They're going across the country in hopes of tracking down what they say is the real story behind the 9/11 attacks.

About 10 members of the so-called Vancouver 9/11 Truth Society rolled into Winnipeg yesterday on a small bus while en route from the West Coast to Ottawa to try to push Canadian authorities to launch a new, independent probe of the World Trade Center catastrophe.

"There's a need for another look at the whole attack," Michael Welch, a Winnipeg resident assisting the Vancouver group, said while pointing to a U.S. commission that investigated the fall of the Twin Towers.

"There are so many holes in the official story. And the official commission is so riddled with fraud, cover-up and conflict of interest that there is no way that responsible people should accept it."

He and his West Coast colleagues "suspect that 9/11 was facilitated, if not orchestrated, by elements within the U.S. government military -- to put it succinctly, an inside job."

And that was because of a desire among U.S. powers "to go into places like Afghanistan and Iraq to control energy and to place strategic military bases proximate for allies," he said.

The group hopes to get a chance to make its case here to Liberal Leader Stephane Dion while he's holding a retreat for his party's caucus in the city.

Member Darren Pearson stressed there is no reason Canada can't investigate 9/11 on its own.

"There are things that happen all over the world that our government looks into for us," said Pearson. "Twenty-four Canadians died in the towers. That alone should be enough."


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