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Choose our cover for the next issue of <em>Canada’s Ultimate Story!</em>
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Choose our cover for the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

Help choose the cover for our next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story! Since the first people arrived on this continent, the place that would be called Canada has been shaped by conflict and co-operation. The impacts of war and the bounties of friendship echo through the story of Canada. To find out how Canada became the nation it is today, pick up a copy of “O Canada: War and Peace” on newsstands starting Nov. 1. Loading…
Choose our cover for the November/December issue of <em>Legion Magazine</em>!
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Choose our cover for the November/December issue of Legion Magazine!

Help choose the November/December cover of Legion Magazine! The next issue of Legion Magazine includes a poignant look at how the poppy became a symbol of remembrance. It also includes the heartbreaking story of the Battle of Hong Kong, the first battle of WW II for Canadian soldiers. That and much more! Help choose our cover! Cast your vote, give us your opinion, and share with your friends on social media! Loading…
RCMP needs “fundamental transformation” to end systemic racism, says report
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RCMP needs “fundamental transformation” to end systemic racism, says report

Fundamental transformation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is necessary to end systemic racism, concludes a landmark report by the Commons public safety committee.   It recommends the RCMP transition away from a paramilitary force into a police service with stronger civilian oversight, that the federal government support provinces and territories that want to develop their own police services and investigate ending contracts for RCMP policing. “This, in my judgment, is a time for Canada to have a reckoning with itself and with its premier institutions,” committee chair John McKay said at a news conference after release of the 100-page report.  The report, Systemic Racism in Policing in Canada, released in June, makes 42 wide-ranging recommendations for police reform, 23 of which fo...
Veterans’ tech training group plans Canada-wide recruitment tour
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Veterans’ tech training group plans Canada-wide recruitment tour

After a year of successful socially distanced recruitment seminars, Coding for Veterans plans to begin a Canada-wide tour this fall.  The organization, which offers online retraining for veterans in skills such as software development and cyber security, managed to make the most of the pandemic by hosting pop-up “career caravan” recruitment drives throughout Ontario.  Just under 200 veterans have been through the program, which is run in association with the University of Ottawa. They learned skills that have assisted in the transition to civilian employment.  Musson said virtually all the program’s veteran graduates have gotten work.   Jeff Musson, the organization’s executive director, expects this number will double within the year.   “They say that necessity is the mother of...
Hidden victims
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Hidden victims

Military sexual misconduct isn’t just a women’s issue.  Yes, military women are the more likely targets of harassment, assault and rape. A 2018 survey of Canadian military sexual misconduct by Statistics Canada reported about 3,000 of the nearly 11,000 regular force women—27 per cent—in the Canadian Armed Forces had been targets of sexualized or discriminatory behaviour.  But 13 per cent of the 57,000 regular force men—nearly 7,500—were similarly victimized. And chances are that’s a very conservative figure.  The survey showed few serving personnel are untouched by sexual misbehaviour—70 per cent of respondents reported that they had observed or were subject to sexualized or discriminatory behaviour in the previous year.  According to the 2015 external review of military sexual misco...
Longtime news editor retires
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Longtime news editor retires

A lot of good folks—writers, editors, designers, marketers, administrators—have come and gone over the course of three decades at Legion Magazine. Through it all, Tom MacGregor has been a constant. He retired in January, after 31 years working to fill these pages.  MacGregor came to Legion Magazine in 1989 after writing and editing primarily for newspapers. He got started at the Queen’s Journal and then the Kingston Whig-Standard. He joined the staff of his hometown newspaper, the weekly Huntsville Forester, at age 23, covering fall fairs, cottage-country features and occasional police and court stories.   The winding road of daily news eventually led him to Legion Magazine, where he progressed from writer to assistant editor to news editor.  As he did so, the publication was evolving...

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