Paul Hellyer, who was the Canadian defence minister from 1963 to 1967, accuses world leaders of concealing information about the presence of aliens on Earth.
During the recent Disclosure Canada Tour, he urged world powers to release classified documents containing information about UFOs.
Last year, Hellyer told Russian TV that aliens are walking among us. He said they are refusing to share their advanced technologies until we change our polluting and warring ways.
Though skeptics dismiss Hellyer’s claims, he is highly regarded among alien and UFO enthusiasts as a primary witness or “insider,” having been Member of Parliament for many years and a former defense minister.
The Mail Online reports: Much of the media won’t touch [the documents]’, he said during a keynote speech at the Disclosure Canada Tour at the University of Calgary.
‘You just have to keep working away and hope that someday you get a critical mass,’ he said, according to a report by CTV.
‘[The public] will say, in one way or another, “Mr President or Mr Prime Minister we want the truth and we want it now because it affects our lives.”‘
Hellyer, 91, first went public with his belief in aliens on Earth in 2005, becoming the first high ranking politician to do so.
He claims that the aliens have ‘been visiting our planet for thousands of years’ and are unimpressed with how we live.
‘We spend too much time fighting each other, we spend too much money on military expenditures and not enough on feeding the poor and looking after the homeless and sick,’ he said.