Future of Equitas lawsuit uncertain

The veterans behind the Equitas lawsuit vow to continue their fight, despite rejection of their claim by the British Columbia Court of Appeal. “At this time we are still working with our legal team to work out our merits on an appeal” to the Supreme Court of Canada, said veteran Aaron Bedard. Bedard is...
  • Wildfire relief money distributed where needed

    February 22, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    Legion branches and members across the country contributed generously to the Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief Fund, raising $1,243,662, President Chris Strong told delegates at the 50th Alberta-Northwest Territories Command Convention held Sept. 22-24 in Edmonton. The fire, which started in late April 2016, devastated the...
  • Winnipeg to host dominion convention

    February 20, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Royal Canadian Legion delegates from commands, sections and branches are invited to assemble their delegates in Winnipeg for the 47th dominion convention on Aug. 25-29. “We are expecting 1,200 people,” said Local Arrangements Committee secretary Dawn Golding. The convention, the first to be held in August instead...
  • Place Vimy unveiled by Hudson Branch

    February 6, 2018 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Hudson, Que., Branch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by unveiling its newly renovated cenotaph and surrounding park, now named Place Vimy.  The only one of its kind in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, the cenotaph commemorates those who have served from the...
  • Delegates at New Brunswick Command’s 83rd convention held Sept. 23-24 in Fredericton supported a proposal for establishment of a veterans’ council within The Royal Canadian Legion. Such a council would help attract younger military members and retain current veteran members, said veteran Sonny McCarron of...
  • Saskatchewan Command announced a new partnership it has formed to offer a peer-support program for veterans and first responders suffering from operational stress injuries (OSIs) during its 49th convention held Oct. 14-16 in Estevan. OSI-Can is a partnership between Saskatchewan Command and the Canadian Mental Health...
  • Forum hears of benefits of Invictus Games

    January 28, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) forum had a royal guest—Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games, the international adaptive sports competition for military and veterans living with serious wounds, injuries and illness. The Invictus Games, he said, help “reignite qualities...
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