A big step

Strong, secure, engaged. The title of the newly released white paper by the Department of National Defence is a reflection of Canada itself. The new defence policy is a must-read for anyone who wants to know what Canada’s military is doing today—combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, disaster relief—and what it plans to do over the...
  • Welcome to new OSI Special Section

    September 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Delegates to The Royal Canadian Legion’s 46th Dominion Convention in St. John’s, N.L., created a new special section for members affected by operational stress injuries (OSIs). “We’ve made history, ladies and gentlemen,” said Dominion President Tom Eagles when the motion passed. Special sections are not...
  • Bringing the Invictus spirit to Canada

    July 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Canada’s team of ill and injured veterans excelled at the Invictus Games held in May in Orlando, Fla. The 28-member Team Canada, which included five members of the Canadian Armed Forces and 23 veterans, participated in seven adaptive sports, winning 22 medals, including 10 golds....
  • What is happening right now in Iraq is politically unclear. The main questions involve whether Canada is at war (officially, not), whether Canadian troops are on a combat mission (officially, denied) and, more importantly, whether the huge multi-pronged alliance campaign (of which Canada is a...
  • Homeless veterans count

    March 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Two years ago, The Royal Canadian Legion sponsored a national forum on homeless veterans which identified gaps in services, programs, prevention and research—and ended with a call for development of a national homeless veterans policy. In March 2015, an Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)...
  • It takes a world

    January 4, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    There is no good answer. After terrorist attacks, chaos, fear, mourning, anger and resolve follow. This is the natural sequence of human reactions to inhuman acts. We then offer all manner of contradictory calls for a response—vengeance, tolerance, security, freedom, airstrikes, negotiation, war, peace. But really, what can...
  • Never Again

    November 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Every year, year after year, Canadians come together on November 11 to remember the dead and the wars that killed them. And while we honour the bravery and commitment of the fallen with ceremonies, the act is not simply ceremonial. At its core, remembrance requires...
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