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Exopolitical Comment # 38 - Former Canadian Defense Minister
Speaks Out on Extraterrestrial Visitors & Government Secrecy
On September 25, 2005, Hon Paul Hellyer, the former Canadian
Minister for National Defense gave a speech in Toronto at an
event titled: "Exopolitics Toronto: A Symposium on UFO
Disclosure and Planetary Direction" (www.exopoliticstoronto.com)
. Hellyer described his time as Minister for Defense from 1963-
1967 where the occasional UFO sighting report crossed his desk.
He claims to never have had time for what he considered to be a
"flight of fancy", but nevertheless retained an interest in the
UFO phenomenon. While Minister for Defense, he was guest of
honor at the opening of the world's first UFO landing pad at
Alberta, Canada in 1967. He thought it an innovative idea from a
progressive Canadian community willing to pay for his helicopter
ride, but did not give much thought to UFOs as having serious
policy implications. He also describes a private UFO sighting he
later had with family and guests, but once again attributed it
to a 'flight of fancy' rather than anything having serious