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Choose our cover for the September/October issue of <em> Legion Magazine! </em>
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Choose our cover for the September/October issue of Legion Magazine!

Help choose the September/October issue of Legion Magazine! The next issue of Legion Magazine explores life after Japan’s formal surrender in September 1945 which brought an end to the Second World War. We also explore the 50th anniversary of the October Crisis and the introduction of tank warfare in the First World War. All that and so much more! Help choose our cover! Cast your vote, give us your opinion and share with your friends on social media! Loading…
Veterans streaming service launches mobile app
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Veterans streaming service launches mobile app

The Veterans Channel, a free global streaming service specializing in programming for military, ex-military and first responders, has announced a new mobile application offering a range of services to its followers. The Veterans Lifestyle App provides a mobile link to Veterans Channel programming as well as feature articles and event updates. More importantly, the app provides access to career opportunities along with a marketplace to find customers and promotional opportunities for veterans and first responders who have started their own businesses. Powered by BeMotion, a mobile commerce platform, it will also provide discounts and privileges on products and services relevant to veterans and first responders. The Veterans Channel and its new app are funded by sponsors and advertiser...
Dominion convention and other events rescheduled
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Dominion convention and other events rescheduled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Dominion Convention has been rescheduled to Aug. 12-19, 2021, at the TCU Place convention centre in Saskatoon. All other arrangements will be the same as planned. The following convention will be in 2024 in order to resume dominion conventions in even-numbered years. Senior elected officers of Dominion Command will retain their offices until the convention. Provincial commands will make their own decisions about their conventions scheduled in 2021. National Headquarters has released $3 million in emergency funds to help struggling branches. Branches should contact their provincial command if they have need. Dominion Executive Council made the unprecedented decision to release the money from the Legion’s reserves in order to provide non-refundabl...
Weathering the storm
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Weathering the storm

"Within the Legion, I have witnessed and learned of countless heartfelt initiatives to help our veterans and communities weather this storm.” With those words, Tom Irvine, President of the Royal Canadian Legion, captured the essence of the generosity and camaraderie that runs through Canada’s military and veteran community, particularly in these troubled times. Branches across the country have been shuttered since mid-March, and many face dire financial strain without their income from functions and fundraising, their savings being depleted to pay bills. Some, already on the precipice due to declining memberships, likely won’t survive this blow. (Dominion Executive Council has created a $3-million support fund for struggling branches.) But that hasn’t kept members from doing good wor...
Federal court includes allowances in calculating benefits
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Federal court includes allowances in calculating benefits

Some 6,800 veterans may receive compensation and increases in their long-term disability payments following a Federal Court ruling in favour of their class-action suit that argued monthly allowances should be included along with base salary in the military’s disability insurance plan benefit calculations. Former warrant officer Simon Logan served as the test case in court. As a special operations assaulter for the Canadian Armed Forces who performed counterterrorism and hostage rescue, his pay included allowances for this high-risk work. He was involuntarily medically discharged in 2016 after 28 years of service. He earned a total of $10,665 monthly from a base salary of $6,801 and nearly $4,000 in allowances. He expected to receive 75 per cent of that monthly total, or nearly $8,000, ...
Choose our cover for the next issue of <em>Canada’s Ultimate Story!</em>
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Choose our cover for the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story!

– Click on above covers to enlarge – 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, from July to October 1940. The next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story explores the furious air defence of the British Isles that pitted Spitfires against Messerschmitts, and the role of Canadians who flew and fought. Help us choose the next cover for “Canadians in the Battle of Britain.” On newsstands across Canada Aug. 3, 2020. Loading…
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