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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.
The office was closed as a cost-saving measure under the Harper government, along with several others across the country.
Pat Stogran said he began urging individual shelters in 2009 to start collecting data and asking people whether they've had any military service.
The Royal Canadian Legion has lost 25 per cent of its membership over the past decade.
A veterans group opposed to the Harper government says it is planning to regularly picket campaign events, post lawn signs and use social media in its Anyone But Conservatives campaign, launched Monday.
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EDMONTON - The Royal Canadian Legion is changing its definition of a veteran to include RCMP officers.The new definition also includes peace officers who served in special duty areas, such as Ontario...
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?
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Legion is set to call on the Harper government to take better care of wounded veterans and their families.Representatives from the legion are scheduled to appear today befo...
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.
OTTAWA - The Conservative government is facing a revolt among veterans groups for claiming it is not bound by the promises of previous governments in the care of wounded soldiers.The Royal Canadian Le...
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 mess with the veterans who hand out Remembrance Day poppi...
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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. Branch 15 President Doug Matthews says the popular shopping d...
The volunteer behind racist and violent "jokes" in a Cranbrook Legion newsletter has been stripped of his duties. The Legion's August newsletter featured two inappropriate jokes, said Inga Kruse, exec...
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 murdering two "Indians."Gordon Moore said in a statement...