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VAC opens office for women and LGBTQ2 veterans

Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay announced on March 3 that Veterans Affairs Canada has opened an Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans. “Women and LGBTQ2 service members continue to represent Canada in uniform, as they have for more than a century,” said MacAulay. The office, he said, would help the department provide these...
  • Inuit bone collectors honoured

    May 22, 2020 by Tom MacGregor
    Parks Canada paid tribute to the previously untold story of how Inuit from Nunavut communities joined the home front war effort during the Second World War by collecting animal bones that could be used for munitions. Environment and Climate Change Minister Johnathan Wilkinson, the minister responsible...
  • China, Russia front and centre at defence conference

    May 14, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    China and Russia were front and centre at the annual Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence on March 4-5, where experts lined up to condemn the two superpowers for everything from their aggression and spying to their destabilization efforts and treatment of minorities. “So long...
  • Among its many features, the July/August 2020 issue of Legion Magazine will explore the aftermath of a destroyed Europe and how its people chose to remember, rebuild and recover. Help choose our cover! Cast your vote, give us your opinion and share with your friends...
  • Survivors in turmoil

    May 8, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Six years of war in continental Europe was drawing to a close but for many, if not most, victory was bittersweet—and defeat was devastating. Up to 40 million people in Europe were dead, the vast majority of them non-combatants, and as many as 11 million refugees...
  •  Tuesday, May 5, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, and Legion Magazine has released a new web video to mark the event. Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo Dallaire narrates this instalment of the award-winning web...
  • Tulips mark 75th anniversary

    May 1, 2020 by Tom MacGregor
    Liberation 75 tulips will be blooming across Canada this spring in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian soldiers. The campaign, organized by the Canadian Tulip Festival with The Royal Canadian Legion, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,...
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