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  • Struggling Canadian Forces Need Funding, Manpower

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick After a decade of budget cuts andshrinking manpower, the Canadian Forces are caught in the worst of worlds with “conventional capabilities in decline and new capabilities unaffordable,” says the Conference of Defence Associations, the country’s largest pro-defence lobby group. In a report...
  • Peacekeepers Organize For Comradeship, Support

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick The fallout from a decade of stretching the Canadian Forces to the limit to meet a growing number of peacekeeping and other commitments around the world has become increasingly evident as former and serving members of the military seek help from national...
  • Featherweight Procurement

    January 1, 2002 by Legion Magazine
    by Ray Dick   Canada’s decision to provide military support to the war on terrorism was announced by the prime minister less than a month after the horrific events of Sept. 11. On the same day as the announcement–Oct. 7–General Raymond Henault, the Chief of...
  • War Hero’s Medals Back In Manitoba

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Victoria Fulford Sgt. Tommy Prince, who became Canada’s most decorated aboriginal war veteran, is briefed before going out on patrol in Korea. “He volunteered to wear the uniform of Canada in both WW II and the Korean War, in spite of the fact that...
  • Eye On Defense: Reflecting Canadian Society

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by David J. Bercuson It isn’t often that anyone in this nation seriously debates issues touching on the nature and effectiveness of the Canadian Forces. When they do, however, the number 1 topic is generally something like “how ready are the Canadian Forces for combat...
  • Reaping A Lethal Harvest

    November 1, 2001 by Legion Magazine
    by Pat Sullivan   Corporal Francis Arsenault demonstrates the landmine-detecting equipment used in Bosnia. The landmine that killed Canadian Master Corporal Mark Isfeld is called the PROM-1. That innocuous acronym sounds like a reference to a high school dance, but unfortunately this PROM–2.5 kilos of...