Toronto [ZNN] September 25th marks the 10th anniversary of the Hon. Paul T. Hellyer former Canadian Minister of Defence coming forward in 2005 at the University of Toronto to challenge the Canadian government on the reality of the UFO phenomenon.
In Hellyer’s address at the Toronto Symposium on UFO Disclosure and Planetary Directions at the University of Toronto’s Convocation Hall he shocked the 500 in attendance by stating: “UFOs are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head. That is my unequivocal conclusion.”
Hellyer is on record as stating that after reading the book The Day After Roswell by former military officer Colonel Phillip J. Corso – Hellyer consulted with a retired US Air Force General who told Hellyer: “Every word of it is true and more.” Since that moment Hellyer has launched a tireless and determined journey towards the truth and to bring an end to government secrecy. Since that historic day Mr. Hellyer has brought his message to a global audience through lectures, radio and television interviews, personal appearances and his books Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Survival Plan for the Human Species and The Money Mafia: A World in Crisis.
In his pursuit to eliminate the demonization of the Extraterrestrial presence that is now engaging the planet, Hellyer has sparred with the likes of Stephen Hawking. In a 2010 report in the Toronto Star, Peter Rakobowchuk of The Canadian Press wrote: “The longtime cabinet minister accuses Hawking of spreading misinformation about extraterrestrials. ‘I think he’s indulging in some pretty scary talk there that I would have hoped would not come from someone with such an established stature,’ Hellyer said in an interview. ‘I think it’s really sad that a scientist of his repute would contribute to what I would consider more misinformation about a vast and very important subject.’ “
While Hellyer was roundly criticized by former colleague Liberal Senator Colin Kenny on the ET matter in Rakobowchuk’s 2010 article, Hellyer refused to back-down sticking to his guns as he championed the Global ET Disclosure movement spearheaded by Stephen Bassett of the Paradigm Research Group in Washington DC who was a featured speaker at the 2005 U of T symposium.
In his pursuit of full government disclosure on the reality of UFOs and an ET presence, Hellyer has cited dozens of government documents proving the level of secrecy about UFOs is rampant at the highest levels of government, military and intelligence agencies in the US and Canada.
Hellyer has also highlighted in his addresses sworn testimony by US missile launch commanders about the shutting-down of US ICBM nuclear warheads by craft of unknown origin as well as the creation of ultra-secret national security states and even “breakaway civilizations” who are in possession of technologies that could arrest climate change and save the planet. As a statesman, Hellyer has clearly played a significant role in igniting and sustaining the growing global discourse to end government secrecy on the matter of UFOs and an ET presence.
Hellyer has made it his business to investigate these matters meticulously, as evidenced by his research and analysis of the facts in both of his books – Light at the End of the Tunnel and Money Mafia. To the credit of the Canadian press, some did take up the matter of Hellyer’s bold debut seriously in 2005 and 2007. John Ward of CP (Canada Press) was the first to break the news of Hellyer’s coming forward in a September 12, 2005 article – Former Canadian defense minister becomes leading speaker. This CP wire release was picked up by hundreds of news outlets globally.
Later, in 2007 – after this writer sent a letter to then Governor General Michaëlle Jean asking the Canadian government to acknowledge the UFO/ET matter – Joanna Smith, now a reporter at the Toronto Star’s Ottawa Bureau penned the article Ex-defence minister joins search for aliens. ZNN considers this article by Joanna Smith as one of the most positive and instructive pieces of journalism by a Canadian reporter on the work of Mr. Hellyer.
How was it that an 82 year old former cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Pierre Elliot Trudeau and Nobel Prize winner Lester B. Pearson and the longest serving member of the Privy Counsel, decided in 2005 to break an embargo of the truth surrounding the UFO issue? And how is it that Hellyer to this day in 2015 continues his epic trek at the age of 92 to enlighten humanity? To this writer who has known the man for 10 years only two words reveal the answer – integrity and determination.
This writer, who was on the podium in 2005 to introduce Mr. Hellyer to a spellbound audience at Convocation Hall, stated then and repeats now: “The fact that a former Minister of Defence is willing to come forward to talk about the reality of this phenomenon is Canadian history – we are here today witnessing history.”
If the Canadian Press and its international counter parts like Lee Speigel at the Huffington Post – Jennifer Harper at the Washington Times – Billy Cox of the Herald Tribune – Mitch Potter at the Toronto Star’s Washington Bureau and the Toronto Star’s Ottawa Bureau reporter Joanna Smith take Mr. Hellyer’s message to the next level of public inquiry – Paul Hellyer will again make history and quite possibly write the script humanity is waiting for about its possible future and our place in the cosmos.
In this election year in Canada this matter is in the hands of the Fourth Estate – the only true representative of the people. Just one question or a probative article by one or two brave journalists on this matter could make the difference. The question is which news organization will make this the election issue no one wants to talk about. The bold convictions of one Canadian statesman could revive a very tired, uninspired and passionless election campaign.
Victor Viggiani M.Ed.