Legion clamps down on stolen valour

Dominion President Tom Irvine has committed the Legion to addressing the issue of stolen valour—when a member of the public wears a uniform or medals to which they are not entitled. It is not a new phenomenon. It is an offence under Sections 419 A and B of the Criminal Code of Canada. However, in today’s...
  • Survey exposes discontent with veterans’ system

    January 2, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Nearly 60 per cent of respondents to an online survey conducted on behalf of Legion Magazine said the country’s veterans are poorly served by Veterans Affairs Canada. Almost 75 per cent, or 952, of 1,275 respondents to the non-scientific survey identified themselves as veterans. The...
  • Smallwood’s big vision

    December 17, 2019 by Don Gillmor
    It was 82 years late to the party, but in 1949, Newfoundland officially became part of Confederation, largely through the efforts of Joey Smallwood, a former pig farmer and journalist. After the Second World War, Britain was looking to save money and jettisoning Newfoundland as...
  • Choose our cover for the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

    December 13, 2019 by Canvet Publications Ltd.
    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story explores that pivotal year of victory. Help us choose the next cover for this milestone issue 1945 – Canada and the end of the...
  • Rainbow veterans seeking recognition

    November 21, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    The Rainbow Veterans of Canada (RVC) is a new veterans group looking at providing support for those who suffered discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces because of their sexual orientation. “We want to work with other veterans groups. We want to belong to the veteran...
  • Afghanistan museum to be located in Calgary

    November 18, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Military Museums in Calgary—the country’s second largest military museum—is poised to get a lot larger with an expansion including a new museum devoted to the war in Afghanistan.  “We’ve been honoured [to have been chosen] to be the permanent home of the Afghanistan legacy...
  • Navy apologizes for delayed release of health study

    November 18, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Royal Canadian Navy has apologized for a five-year delay in releasing its study on the health of 56 navy crew who survived a 2004 fire aboard HMCS Chicoutimi. Chicoutimi is one of four retired diesel-electric submarines Canada bought from Britain in the late 1990s....
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