Beginning in 1963, Hellyer served as the Minister of National Defence for Canada. After his retirement, influenced by a Peter Jennings special on UFOs, Hellyer read Col. Corsoâ€™s book, The Day After Roswell, in which Corso claims to have handled material from the Roswell craft. Hellyer confirmed Corsoâ€™s story with an U.S. General. Hellyer has been outspoken on the U.S. governmentâ€™s withholding of UFO information as well as its aggressive stance on the extraterrestrial presence, which is further discussed in his book Light At The End Of The Tunnel.
Paul Hellyer was Canadaâ€™s youngest Member of Parliament when he was first elected in 1949 and the youngest cabinent minister appointed to Louis S. St. Laurentâ€™s government eight years later. After a stint in opposition he subsequently held senior posts in the governments of Lester B. Pearson and Pierre E. Trudeau, who defeated him for the Liberal Party leadership in 1968. The following year, after achieving the rank of senior minister, which