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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...
  • Effects of mefloquine use still questioned

    October 28, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    A report from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA) shows a division among members of Parliament in how to approach addressing the problems of veterans who may be suffering long-term effects of exposure to the anti-malaria drug mefloquine. While the majority of...
  • The Life of John McCrae

    October 25, 2019 by Legion Magazine
     John McCrae—doctor, gunner and poet—was shaken by the battlefield death of a friend in May 1915, and wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” in tribute. The poem took on a life of its own, and remains today a renowned symbol of remembrance. As a...
  • Mixing innovation and tradition

    October 18, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    The Legion needs to adapt to new technologies while remaining true to its traditions, says Steven Clark, the new national executive director of The Royal Canadian Legion. Clark, the former director of Corporate Services at National Headquarters, took up the position May 16, following the retirement of...
  • Ken George and Stephen Tedford are busy men. As Halifax-based service officers for Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command of The Royal Canadian Legion, they are managing hundreds of veteran-related files, fielding first-time callers daily, launching appeals, and working at the vanguard of the battles the Legion was...
  • Membership and money, two of the Legion’s biggest challenges, were highlights of the 65th Prince Edward Island Command Convention held May 23-25 in Cornwall, a community 10 kilometres west of Charlottetown. It was spring in P.E.I. The red earth had just been tilled and bright green...
  • Getting online members into the branch where they spend money and get to know their comrades was on the mind of delegates at the 49th Manitoba-Northwestern Ontario Command Convention held June 14-17 in Fort Frances, Ont. Four resolutions were put forward following the report of...
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