Cutting through the paperwork

Speaking to representatives of veterans’ groups in November, Veterans Ombudsman Craig Dalton admitted his office has had a low profile since his appointment in November 2018. That was partly his getting to know the job, but also because there was an election; he had to hold off until there was a new government in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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