Still plenty of work for Veterans Ombudsman

As outgoing Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent prepares to hand the torch to a successor, his 2018 report on government action shows while much has been accomplished, much remains to do. The federal government has acted on nearly three-quarters of the recommendations made by the ombudsman since the office was created a decade ago. But...
  • Defending Canada’s cyberspace

    June 9, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The best defence, some say, is a good offence. A contentious bill currently before Parliament is attempting to follow that, by allowing Canada’s electronic security agency to launch offensive cyber operations against foreign powers or groups considered a threat to national security. The Communications Security Establishment...
  • Funds provided for repairing veterans’ graves

    June 8, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    The 2018 federal budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Feb. 27 contains new money allocated to Veterans Affairs Canada to help with the maintenance and repair of the graves and grave markers of veterans buried in Canada. Budget documents say VAC is responsible...
  • Defence minister hopes to resolve class actions

    May 25, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The federal government and plaintiffs in several class-action lawsuits relating to sexual assault, racism, harassment and discrimination have agreed to set their court proceedings aside and try to talk it out. Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan made the announcement Feb. 23, saying he hoped...
  • Choose the next cover of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

    May 18, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Choose the cover of the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story! Available by subscription and on newsstands across Canada in August 2018!...
  • Banner projects commemorate veterans

    May 7, 2018 by Stephanie Slegtenhorst
    Since 2016, Sackville, N.B., Branch has found a special way to pay tribute to the town’s veterans. Inspired by what he saw in Saint John, N.B., Garth Zwicker decided to commemorate local veterans through a memorial banner project. Zwicker’s father, a Korean War veteran, lives...
  • 2018 Readership Survey: Our readers respond

    May 4, 2018 by Jennifer Morse
    Every three years, Legion Magazine asks its readers to say what they think. This year, the response was overwhelming, with 4,694 readers replying. Thank you. Your guidance and advice help us improve the magazine. For example, while there was a lot of support for the...
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