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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...
  • Juno Beach Centre launches dog tag campaign

    October 31, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, has launched a fundraising campaign featuring dog tags to commemorate the 5,500 Canadians killed in action during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. The money will support commemoration and educational activities as the centre marks the 75th anniversary of...
  • A call to remember

    October 30, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    More than one million Canadians and Newfoundlanders served in the Second World War. More than 45,000 were killed and another 55,000 were wounded. Only 41,100 of them remained as of March 2017, according to Veterans Affairs Canada. Nearly all are now in their 90s. Many,...
  • Bells of Peace will sound the Armistice

    October 25, 2018 by Tom MacGregor
    The Royal Canadian Legion is hoping to mark the centennial of the end of the First World War with the solemn sound of church bells ringing in communities throughout Canada on Nov. 11. “The Dominion Executive Council wanted us to find a way to appropriately...
  • Introducing the digital poppy

    October 24, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Royal Canadian Legion launched its annual poppy campaign on Oct. 22 in Ottawa, where Dominion President Tom Irvine and Grand President Larry Murray, presented Governor General Julie Payette with the symbolic first poppy. Payette—whose duties include ceremonial head of the Canadian Armed Forces—acknowledged the...
  • Great-grandfather inspires poster

    October 9, 2018 by Stephen J. Thorne
    Meghan (Maria) Singson is heading to York University this fall to study philosophy. It’s only natural, then, that the graduate of Francis Libermann Catholic High School in Scarborough, Ont., brings depth and impact to her art. A self-described casual artist, Singson, 18, won the senior...
  • Alberta takes eight-ball championship

    October 4, 2018 by Sharon Adams
    Visitors to Estevan, Sask., are immediately struck by the distant horizons, endless blue skies and wide prairie city streets. In this city of 11,000, just 16 kilometres north of the United States border, support for the military and veterans runs deep. For many decades, Legion...
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