Achievement…and lost potential

As Remembrance Day approaches and we recall and commemorate the sacrifices of those who died while serving, we should also be reminded that one of the costs of war is the loss of what those ill-fated men and women—more than 100,000 in the two world wars—could have accomplished if they had lived on in...
  • Work to do

    November 3, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Seamus O’Regan, the former television host from Newfoundland and Labrador, was appointed as Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs on Aug. 28, replacing Kent Hehr. There have been some important changes to the New Veterans Charter since the last election that will improve the lives of...
  • A big step

    September 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    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,...
  • The importance of anniversaries

    July 6, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    This issue of Legion Magazine is filled with stories acknowledging anniversaries: Canada’s 150th, Vimy’s 100th, Hill 70’s 100th, Dieppe’s 75th. And, as in every issue, members of The Royal Canadian Legion who have served the organization for 60, 65 and 70 years are recognized on...
  • The arbitrary age of 65

    May 15, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Ill and injured veterans are still waiting for clarity from the federal government on how it intends to provide them with lifelong financial security. The federal budget tabled on March 22 included some new spending for veterans and their families, but it left a big one—lifetime...
  • Integrating into civilian life

    March 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs released a report in December looking at services the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada provide to members being released from the military (see page 64 of March/April issue). Specifically, the report looks at these...
  • Use of anti-malarial drug needs to stop

    January 9, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion has called upon the Department of National Defence to immediately cease the use of the anti-malarial drug mefloquine while its side-effects are still being studied. Recent articles in the media and testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans...
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