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Concerns raised over Pension for Life plan

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 simplified suite of benefits and would not result in...
  • Mural added to Regina Branch

    February 21, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    A new mural at Regina Branch honours the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, tracing its history from the First World War to modern day, explains Ron Hitchcock, curator of the branch’s expansive military museum. The mural, by artist Mary-Ann Dubé, adds to the visual...
  • Pépère’s war story

    February 2, 2019 by Michelle T. Lambert
    Hormidas Odilon (Henry) Goulet enlisted with the 22nd Battalion in Montreal in 1914. When he gave his name, the officer apparently told him, “We’ll call you Henry.” He fought in France and Belgium until he was wounded in 1916. He was discharged in 1917. His...
  • Belgian King, Mons gun arrive in Canada

    February 1, 2019 by Stephen J. Thorne
    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Legion Magazine sat down with Tim Cook, author and historian at the Canadian War Museum, to discuss the Museum’s recent acquisition (on loan) of a Canadian 18-pound field gun that is said to have fired its last shots at Mons immediately before the...
  • Portraits say, “Here is my story”

    February 1, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian War Museum and Legion Magazine are collaborating on a new exhibition featuring haunting portraits of wounded veterans by writer-photographer Stephen J. Thorne. Opening at the museum in mid-February and running until early June, The Wounded features 18 large-format black-and-white photographs of wounded Canadian veterans, primarily from...
  • Support given for research on first responders

    January 29, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    Research into the health and well-being of military personnel and veterans will help in a 2019 national action plan on post-traumatic stress injuries among first responders and public-safety workers. There are linkages between mental-health issues that confront firefighters, police officers, para-medics, correctional officers, border personnel, emergency...
  • Help is just a phone call away

    January 29, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24/7 through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service is a voluntary and confidential service delivered through a...
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