Counting veterans

We know that some 7,000 Canadians served in the South African War, approximately 650,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders enlisted during the First World War, more than one million served in the Second World War, more than 26,000 served in the Korean War, and several hundred thousand have served in the Canadian Armed Forces since then....
  • 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...
  • One year later

    November 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    It has been a little over a year since the Liberal government came to power, promising a new era of openness. One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first actions was to release the mandate letters sent to his new ministers. These letters, usually cloaked in...
  • Two new partners

    September 1, 2016 by Legion Magazine
    Two new partners have just joined The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Member Benefits Package (MBP) which means more variety and choice for members and their families. Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. is a business supplying walk-in tubs and showers and Iris is a quality...
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