Remembrance Day Poppies

Royal Canadian Legion Has A Dark History We Must Also Remember

Yves Engler | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Yves Engler

Remember that today marks the culmination of a militarist, nationalist ritual organized by a reactionary state-backed group. While there's some criticism of the nationalism and militarism driving Remembrance Day, the organization sponsoring the red poppy campaign receives little critical attention.

When's The Right Time To Part With Your Poppy?

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Living

Showing your respect also means putting your poppy in its proper place.

Charges Laid For Man Accused Of Stealing Poppy Boxes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Alberta

Police accuse the man of lifting 11 donation boxes over a one-week period.

Sticky Situation: Remembrance Day Facts, Dos and Don'ts

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

To avoid making a faux-pas, while honouring our family, community and country heroes, those who courageously give us the freedom to be proud of our heritage; here are the facts, dos and don'ts of Remembrance Day.

Dollar Store Clarifies Poppy Position

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A dollar store in B.C.'s Interior that drew the ire of veterans' groups for refusing to sell poppies in advance of Remembrance Day sa...

Canada's War Heroes Snubbed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - One of two dollar stores in Kamloops, B.C., that at first refused to sell poppies on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion has reversed...

Poppies Made By Prisoners?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Some federal prison inmates in the Prairie provinces will soon be making poppy pins for Remembrance Day next year, but the plan doesn't sit well with...

Target Backtracks On Remembrance Day Poppy Ban

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business

Target may have stores across the country at this point, but the chain may still have a few things to learn about Canada. Case in point: Don’t me...

Costco Could Cut $10,000 From Collections, Legion Says

CBC | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Royal Canadian Legion in Abbotsford, B.C. says it’s feeling the pinch this year when it comes to selling poppies at the local Costco. ...

Remembering The 'Right' Way: Poppies Come With Their Own Etiquette

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Living

The red poppies dotting Canadians' lapels since the beginning of November are a familiar and respectful sight nationwide. But that doesn't mean that t...

Homeless Vets Problem Set To Explode?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Standing a few discreet metres away from those selling Remembrance Day poppies at shopping centres across the country this week will be the r...