CAF needs to be more diverse, says general

Perhaps the best moment of February’s annual Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA) symposium in Ottawa came on the second day when an officer cadet named Melissa Sanfacon of Kingston’s Royal Military College took the microphone and confronted the chief of the defence staff before a room full of brass, former brass, bureaucrats, diplomats...
  • Minister discusses peacekeeping, NATO

    June 19, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Ask veteran soldiers their feelings about peacekeeping missions and chances are you’ll get a negative response. Acting as referee and policeman in areas of hostility is like doing the job with one hand tied behind your back, they’ll say. Strict rules of engagement—preventing peacekeepers from...
  • Virtual reality takes viewers into Vimy battle

    June 16, 2017 by Tom MacGregor
    Students visiting Vimy Ridge for the 100th anniversary got a chance to see what the battlefield looked like 100 years ago, thanks to virtual reality technology. Students travelling with EF Educational Tours in April were immersed in the technology used by Simwave Consulting of Kanata,...
  • Cadets killed or seriously injured while participating in approved activities should have the same care and compensation that is extended to adults supervising them, the military ombudsman recommends. “More needs to be done to support our most vulnerable participants of the cadet program,” said Canadian...
  • Compensation announced for 1974 cadet accident

    June 14, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The federal government is providing compensation and health-care support for cadet victims of a grenade accident 43 years ago. “This is a good day for the survivors,” said Gerry Fostaty, who worked for years for compensation for the accident, in which a cadet pulled the...
  • Help choose our next Special Issue cover!

    June 12, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The next edition in our award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story is World War I: True Stories from Vimy to Victory.  Canada had a population of less than 7.8 million people in 1914 and yet more than 620,000 enlisted for this faraway war. These were not professional...
  • Our Journey to 150 | Narrated by Mike Myers

    June 2, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    To celebrate 150 years of Canadian history, Canada’s Ultimate Story and Legion Magazine present a powerful video essay on the history of our home and native land called O Canada | Our Journey to 150. The video is narrated by Canadian comedian and actor Mike Myers, who recently published...
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