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Legion clamps down on stolen valour

Dominion President Tom Irvine has committed the Legion to addressing the issue of stolen valour—when a member of the public wears a uniform or medals to which they are not entitled. It is not a new phenomenon. It is an offence under Sections 419 A and B of the Criminal Code of Canada. However, in today’s...
  • Cutting through the paperwork

    January 12, 2020 by Legion Magazine
    Speaking to representatives of veterans’ groups in November, Veterans Ombudsman Craig Dalton admitted his office has had a low profile since his appointment in November 2018. That was partly his getting to know the job, but also because there was an election; he had to...
  • Pride & dignity

    January 11, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The Second World War is never far from the heart and mind of 97-year-old veteran Bill Anderson, whose 5th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, landed in Normandy on D-Day +6 and fought its way through Europe and into Germany. Appointed a troop commander after the...
  • Survey exposes discontent with veterans’ system

    January 2, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Nearly 60 per cent of respondents to an online survey conducted on behalf of Legion Magazine said the country’s veterans are poorly served by Veterans Affairs Canada. Almost 75 per cent, or 952, of 1,275 respondents to the non-scientific survey identified themselves as veterans. The...
  • Smallwood’s big vision

    December 17, 2019 by Don Gillmor
    It was 82 years late to the party, but in 1949, Newfoundland officially became part of Confederation, largely through the efforts of Joey Smallwood, a former pig farmer and journalist. After the Second World War, Britain was looking to save money and jettisoning Newfoundland as...
  • Choose our cover for the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

    December 13, 2019 by Canvet Publications Ltd.
    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story explores that pivotal year of victory. Help us choose the next cover for this milestone issue 1945 – Canada and the end of the...
  • Rainbow veterans seeking recognition

    November 21, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    The Rainbow Veterans of Canada (RVC) is a new veterans group looking at providing support for those who suffered discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces because of their sexual orientation. “We want to work with other veterans groups. We want to belong to the veteran...
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