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...
  • VAC moves to set standards for service dogs

    July 12, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Veterans Affairs Canada has announced it will develop its own standards for training of psychiatric service dogs after the Canadian General Standards Bureau backed out of developing a nationwide code. The Royal Canadian Legion and other advocates have pushed for national standards, saying they are essential in...
  • July/August 2018 issue is now available!

    July 3, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The July/August 2018 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. FOUR SOLDIERS, FOUR BATTLES In the final 100 days of the First World War, Canada was called again and again to lead the offensive...
  • Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | Battle of the Somme. Written by Don Gillmor and narrated by journalist, broadcaster, and novelist Linden MacIntyre, the video explores the devastation of the bloodiest battle of the First World War. It depicts the sacrifice...
  • 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...
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