Revolt of the Admirals
Paul Hellyer photo from Galactic Contact
‘I should have followed my instincts’
Former defence minister Paul Hellyer does not regret unifying Canada’s armed forces, but he would do a few things differently if he had to do it again. Hellyer unified the army, navy, and air force in the 1960s under a storm of controversy.
The navy in particular opposed unification. Read “Revolt of the Admirals” by Jack Granatstein in the October-November issue of Canada’s History magazine to learn more.
Hellyer, who is now eighty-seven-years-old, spoke with Canada’s History associate editor Nelle Oosterom about what he did right — and what he did wrong. (10 minutes, 16 seconds).