National Holocaust Monument unveiled

Holocaust survivors, donors and members of the National Holocaust Monument Development Council gathered in Ottawa on Sept. 27 for the unveiling of the National Holocaust Monument. A torrential rainstorm moved the invitation-only ceremony indoors, across the street to the Canadian War Museum, where dignitaries including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Canadian Heritage...
  • New Brunswick team takes the darts trophy

    August 21, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    It was an emotional moment for Mark Hebert after he threw the winning dart for his team from Blacks Harbour, N.B., Branch at the Dominion Command Darts Championships on May 5-7. Besides the darts, the entire weekend hosted by Eastern Irrigation District Branch in Brooks,...
  • Disability award improvements come into effect

    August 17, 2017 by Sharon Adams
    Changes to benefits under the New Veterans Charter (NVC) will put more money into the pockets of tens of thousands of wounded, ill and injured veterans and their families or survivors. As of April 1, the ceiling on tax-free disability awards for service-related wounds, illness...
  • New building gives branch new life

    August 16, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s North Calgary Branch has a new building, three new revenue streams and a steady influx of new members—and it hasn’t cost a cent. This happy turn of events took root six years ago when the branch recognized that, like many urban...
  • July/August issue is now available!

    July 4, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    The July/August 2017 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands today or check your mailbox if you subscribe already! What’s inside? Canada at 150 A selective look back at the people and events that made us Assault on Hill 70...
  • CAF needs to be more diverse, says general

    June 19, 2017 by Stephen J. Thorne
    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...
  • 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...
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