Archive for July, 2016

  • On this date: August 2016

    July 31, 2016 by Legion Magazine
      1 AUGUST 1959 Georges P. Vanier, Canada’s first French-speaking governor general, is appointed. 2 AUGUST 1909 The Silver Dart makes its first passenger flight, in an army evaluation at Camp Petawawa. 3 AUGUST 2006 Four soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry are...
  • Canada’s monument in U.S. national cemetery

    July 28, 2016 by Tom MacGregor
    When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Arlington National Cemetery while in Washington, D.C., in March, he made a stop to place a wreath at a little known Canadian monument. The Canadian Cross of Sacrifice was a gift from Canada to the United States to...
  • VAC drug programs under review

    July 27, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    The auditor general has recommended Veterans Affairs Canada tighten up and update its drugs benefits program and policies, actions which VAC says have already begun. The auditor general examined the program for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 fiscal years, looking at evidence used to make decisions,...
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  • The militia and the coal miners’ strike

    July 25, 2016 by Peter Silverman
    In 1913, the militia was called out during a coal miners’ strike on Vancouver Island. Called the Great Strike of 1912-14, it was to be and remains the longest deployment of the militia in aid of the civil power in Canadian history. The immediate cause...
  • Governor General presents first Medal for Volunteers

    July 20, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    A new medal for volunteers has been approved by the Queen and become part of the Canadian Honours System. Governor General David Johnston presided over the inaugural presentation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on April 12. The medal incorporates...
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