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Soldier’s Aid Commission still helping veterans

With more than 100 years of service, the little-known Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission (SAC) is still carrying on its mandate to financially assist veterans from the Second World War, Korean War and their dependants. When the First World War began, there was no department to look after veterans or pensions to support those who...
  • Unsung Valour in Normandy

    June 4, 2019 by Terry Copp
    — Illustrations by Greg Stevenson — Years ago, I was lucky to begin writing about Canadian veterans who had served in Normandy while many were still active and willing to talk about their experiences. Before each interview, I reviewed each veteran’s unit war diary and...
  • Concerns raised over Pension for Life plan

    May 11, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Royal Canadian Legion is among veterans advocates concerned about the financial effects of Veterans Affairs Canada’s new Pension for Life and other changes to benefits that kicked in April 1. “Our understanding was that Pension for Life would offer a better and substantially more...
  • Fix it and fast

    May 10, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    None of this should have happened, and it should have been fixed years ago. Late last year, Veterans Affairs Canada revealed that some veterans received lower disability pension payments than they should have, owing to an accounting error made by VAC between 2003 and 2010....
  • New warships will confront growing naval threats

    May 6, 2019 by David J. Bercuson
    In early February, the federal government finally announced that it has chosen a British warship design, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, to replace the current fleet of Halifax-class frigates and the now-defunct fleet of Iroquois-class destroyers. Fifteen of these ships will be built in...
  • War Museum opens Wounded exhibition

    May 3, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    A powerful exhibition of stark black-and-white images of wounded soldiers opened on Feb. 15 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The Wounded is a collaboration between the museum and Legion Magazine to present photos and profiles by Stephen J. Thorne. Many of the men...
  • HomeEquity Bank has joined The Royal Canadian Legion Member Benefits Package (MBP), which means more variety and choice for members and their families. HomeEquity Bank, provider of the CHIP Reverse Mortgage, is a federally regulated Canadian bank that allows Canadian homeowners who are 55 or...
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