Canadian Diplomats Are Ready If Aliens Come Calling

The International Raelian Movement formally submitted a proposal in Ottawa for an embassy. Canada's foreign minister responded via twitter by appointing his deputy "intergalactic ambassador."

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Greetings earthlings. I'm David Greene. An alien invasion? Unlikely, maybe. But Canadian diplomats will be ready. The International Raelian Movement, a group of space enthusiasts, or some might use the words crazy cult, formally submitted a proposal to the government in Ottawa for an Raelian Embassy in Canada, a place for alien diplomats to feel at home. Canada's Foreign Ministers responded, via Twitter, by appointing his deputy as, quote, "intergalactic ambassador," a promotion that is truly out of this world. It's MORNING EDITION.

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