Indigenous veterans often unaware of their benefits

More effort is necessary to overcome geographic, political and cultural obstacles preventing indigenous veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces from receiving benefits and commemoration they have earned, says the Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA). “Confidence that equality in combat will be followed by equal recognition…will be a powerful sign...
  • As much as $265 million will be put in veterans’ pockets as the federal government rectifies an accounting error and settles a class-action lawsuit over benefits clawbacks. The accounting error between 2003 and 2010, uncovered by the veterans ombudsman, stinted veterans and RCMP retirees of indexation increases to their disability pensions. The...
  • Capturing the final days of war

    January 21, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    Introducing the new exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, award-winning historian J.L. Granatstein said, “The 100 Days was the most important battle ever fought by Canadians.” He was opening the exhibit Victory 1918: The Last 100 Days, which he curated with fellow historian...
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  • Bells of peace

    January 6, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    At sundown on Nov. 11, communities across Canada marked the Armistice centenary with 100 tolls   They came from small towns and big cities, villages and farms, east and west, north and south—619,636 volunteers and conscripts, two-thirds of whom served overseas during the First World...
  • January/February 2019 issue – Now Available!

    January 2, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The January/February 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already.   Coming home Meticulously colourized images kindle a renewed appreciation of the burdens carried by homecoming soldiers   Pépère’s war story Henry...
  • Car made out of cedar attracts buyers

    December 17, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    I build things out of logs. I’ve done it all my life,” said Bryan Reid, Sr. And so when it came to raising money for veterans, he decided to build something different—a cedar car. It was a one-time project for the founder and president of...
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