Standards for service dogs are overdue

The use of service dogs to help veterans with mental-health issues is stalled with a lack of recognized standards for training both the dogs and the veterans who receive them. Originally the federal government had approached the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)—an arm of Public Services and Procurement Canada—to develop standards for service dogs....
  • 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...
  • Votes for vets

    September 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Editorial September/October 2015   Since part one of “Cracks in the system” appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Legion Magazine, several readers have written to demonstrate their support for veterans and concern about how they are treated by our government. “I lost my family to...
  • 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...
  • Editorial: March/April 2015

    June 17, 2015 by admin
    What is free speech? “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of...
  • Editorial: January/February 2015

    June 17, 2015 by admin
    With silent, steadfast resolve Wherever they gathered on Remembrance Day 2014, Canadians shared a heightened sense of resolve that again galvanized their will to never forget those who have died in the service of Canada. The horrific events in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.,—just a few...
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