Royal Canadian Legion

Royal Canadian Legion To Change Definition Of A Veteran

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - The Royal Canadian Legion is changing its definition of a veteran to include RCMP officers.The new definition also includes peace officers ...

Harper, Please Don't Make the National Day of Honour All About You

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

May 9th is a Day of Honour. Two RCAF fly-pasts and a military parade, which will salute the PM. A moment of silence, with the inevitable TV close-up of the PM. Afghanistan veterans saluting the PM. Disabled veterans presenting a flag to the PM. So who is really being honoured?

Legion To Present Tories With List Of Demands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Legion is set to call on the Harper government to take better care of wounded veterans and their families.Representatives ...

Why I Do Not Wear A Poppy

Davide Mastracci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

Every year, millions of Canadians take part in this campaign by attaching the poppy to their clothes. I do not wear the poppy, or donate to the RCL, because I believe that this campaign glorifies war instead of calling for peace. I believe that it is of the utmost importance to remember past wars and the soldiers who took part in them, but I remember these things quite a bit differently than how the RCL would like you to remember them.

Legion Calls Tory Position 'Reprehensible'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is facing a revolt among veterans groups for claiming it is not bound by the promises of previous governments in ...

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. ...

Cranbrook Legion Dismisses Offensive 'Joker'

CBC | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The volunteer behind racist and violent "jokes" in a Cranbrook Legion newsletter has been stripped of his duties. The Legion's August newsletter fe...

Legion Head 'Appalled' By Anti-Aboriginal Joke

CP | James Miller, Penticton Herald, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The national leader of the Royal Canadian Legion has apologized for the actions of its branch in Cranbrook, B.C., for a joke it published about murder...

B.C. Legion Makes A Very Bad 'Indian' Joke

CP | Jorge Barrera, APTN, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. - A British Columbia branch of the Royal Canadian Legion has pulled its most recent newsletter after publishing a joke about the murde...

Poppy Can Thefts Were 'Disrespectful,' Addict Admits

CBC | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada

A young man who stole poppy cans meant to raise money for veterans was sentenced Tuesday to two years plus a day in prison. A...

Poppies And Fast Food Don't Mix, Says Industry

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

TORONTO - Fast food chains like McDonald's aren't wrong to ban employees from wearing poppies because the iconic flower could become a safety hazard, ...

A Rash Of Donation Box Thefts In Ontario

CBC | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada

Police in Toronto —and now in Hamilton, Ont. — are trying to track down thieves who made off with poppy donation boxes. ...

Thief Makes Off With Poppy Donation Box

CBC | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada

Toronto police are looking for a man who apparently stole a poppy donation box from a pizza parlour. A security camera image ...

Sask. Mother Selected For 2011 Silver Cross

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada

RAYMORE, Sask. - In just over a week, Patty Braun will place a wreath at the National War Memorial on behalf of all mothers who have lost sons or daug...