Archive for May, 2011

  • Teen Story: Life Inside A Forces Family

    May 14, 2011 by Sheena Bolton
    When the phone rang just before Thanksgiving, 11-year-old Alisha Perreault of Petawawa, Ont., thought nothing about answering. She had no idea the call would change her family forever. After picking up, the unfamiliar voice asked for her mother,...
  • Stalled Legislation Concerns Legion Executive

    May 10, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    The lack of movement on legislation which would improve the New Veterans Charter and the threat of the bill being lost should an election be called dominated discussions when members of Dominion Executive Council (DEC) met in Ottawa Feb. 26-27. Dominion President Pat Varga told...
  • Roméo Dallaire

    May 7, 2011 by Dan Black
    . PHOTO: DAN BLACK Just inside the door to Senator Roméo Dallaire’s Parliament Hill office is a large colour photograph showing several children on a grassy hill in Rwanda. Some of the kids in the 2004 photo are barely tall enough to be seen over...
  • When Common-Law Partners Deploy

    May 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Veterans Affairs Canada has adopted a new policy on common-law relationships as it applies to Canadian Forces (CF) members and veterans which makes exceptions in certain circumstances when a CF member dies in Special Duty Service. The policy describes criteria that must be met to...
  • First World War Soldier Laid To Rest

    May 3, 2011 by Sharon Adams
    Private Thomas Lawless of Calgary was laid to rest in La Chaudière Military Cemetery in Vimy, France, on March 15—94 years after he gave his life in service of his country. It was also more than seven years after his remains had been recovered, along...
  • With help from Canadian military historians, we’ve come up with a list of some of this country’s most renowned military leaders; limiting ourselves to 25 names for a pictorial salute that will surely generate debate—something we welcome in the interest of getting these names out...
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