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VAC opens office for women and LGBTQ2 veterans

Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay announced on March 3 that Veterans Affairs Canada has opened an Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans. “Women and LGBTQ2 service members continue to represent Canada in uniform, as they have for more than a century,” said MacAulay. The office, he said, would help the department provide these...
  • This is the second feature on Canada’s Indigenous war heroes. To read part 1, click here For two years during the Second World War, Charles (Checker) Tomkins, a Métis from Grouard, Alta., was given a secret assignment. It was a secret he very nearly took...
  • Forum research spans mind to moon

    January 24, 2020 by Sharon Adams
    New ways to control bleeding, better prostheses, vehicles designed to minimize damage from explosions, providing hope and help to struggling military families—these benefits of military health research have wide-ranging impacts on people’s lives. The 750 delegates to the 10th Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health...
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  • Legion clamps down on stolen valour

    January 16, 2020 by Tom MacGregor
    Dominion President Tom Irvine has committed the Legion to addressing the issue of stolen valour—when a member of the public wears a uniform or medals to which they are not entitled. It is not a new phenomenon. It is an offence under Sections 419 A and B...
  • Cutting through the paperwork

    January 12, 2020 by Legion Magazine
    Speaking to representatives of veterans’ groups in November, Veterans Ombudsman Craig Dalton admitted his office has had a low profile since his appointment in November 2018. That was partly his getting to know the job, but also because there was an election; he had to...
  • Pride & dignity

    January 11, 2020 by Stephen J. Thorne
    The Second World War is never far from the heart and mind of 97-year-old veteran Bill Anderson, whose 5th Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, landed in Normandy on D-Day +6 and fought its way through Europe and into Germany. Appointed a troop commander after the...
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