New governance arrangement urged for RMC

May 3, 2012

Writing for the Globe and Mail, historian J. L Granatstein criticizes the Department of National Defence's "savage cuts" for Royal Military College, which provides a "broad-based education that is militarily useful." Granatstein, himself an RMC graduate and a former member of its board of governors, writes that "the generals and the bureaucrats clearly don’t know what they’re doing in university affairs and, frankly, they shouldn’t be allowed even to try." The institution needs a new governance arrangement, Granatstein states, "one that protects the college and ensures that it can continue to provide first-rate well-educated junior officers to the Canadian Forces." He says the defence minister, who is RMC's chancellor, should ask Parliament to form a committee to determine how best to do that. Globe and Mail