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Cracks In The System

  A litany of complaints about Veterans Affairs Canada’s treatment of veterans has led to a ‘veterans’ revolt.’ Can new leadership at VAC inspire a culture shift, or should the system be rebuilt from the ground up?   By Sharon Adams and Adam Day  |  Photography By Louie Palu   The scar along retired...
  • Q & A with Minister O’Toole

    July 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O’Toole ADAM DAY  For the french version, click here On April 23, Legion Magazine’s editorial staff met with Minister of Veterans Affairs Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, for a discussion of issues related to Veterans Affairs Canada. This...
  • DartsFeature
    The camaraderie was amazing and the darts were flying at Cloverdale Branch in Surrey, B.C., as the branch played host to the Dominion Command Darts Championships on May...
  • CribbageFeature
    It was a great weekend of camaraderie and cards in Spruce Grove, Alta., at the Dominion Command Cribbage Championships, held April 24-26. On Saturday morning, Spruce Grove Branch hosted the tournament’s opening ceremony, with Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston giving the opening address. “May your...
  • John McCrae statue honours veterans

    July 1, 2015 by Tom MacGregor
    The Canadian doctor who penned the poem “In Flanders Fields” in the midst of one of the bitterest battles of the First World War has been commemorated in Ottawa with a statue. The statue of Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae was unveiled May 3 during a ceremony in Green Island...
  • Editorial: July/August 2015

    July 1, 2015 by Eric Harris
    In the aftermath of the First World War, The Royal Canadian Legion was founded by returning soldiers who realized they were not getting the government assistance they felt they had earned. They banded together to represent their interests because they believed no one else...
  • Editorial: May/June 2015

    June 17, 2015 by admin
    Hot on the heels of his January appointment as Minister of Veterans Affairs, Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham, Ont., has made a series of announcements that appear to be aimed at fixing some of the more egregious gaps and controversies plaguing Veterans Affairs...
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