The Hearing on UFO Disclosure, arranged by Victor Vigianni, involved a panel of UFO researchers presenting best evidence and a panel of reporters who listened and asked questions. Literally hundreds of people, cameras, and reporters jammed the large ballroom.
Hellyer had two important remarks in reply to the questions.
1) The first thing that he mentioned is that he only saw sighting reports as Minister of Defense which would hint at the fact that the head of Defense in Canada is not briefed or read in on the UFO program. Hellyer stated that he saw UFO sighting reports but he did not pay any attention to them as he was not interested in the subject and was busy trying to combine all the military branches of the Canadian military into one combined force. Then he pointed out a key piece of evidence stating that if he had been interested, and had requested files or a briefing, he could not have been refused. This completely contradicts the conspiracy belief held strongly in the UFO research community that some Wizard of Oz or deep black cabal actually runs the government and that elected officials are simply puppets pretending to be in charge.