Royal Canadian Legion

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.

Trudeau Re-Opens Veterans Office Closed By Harper

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Politics

The office was closed as a cost-saving measure under the Harper government, along with several others across the country.

Ex-Ombudsman 'Gob-Smacked' It Took 5 Years To Track Homeless Vets

CP Politics | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics

Pat Stogran said he began urging individual shelters in 2009 to start collecting data and asking people whether they've had any military service.

What The Royal Canadian Legion Is Offering To Attract New Members

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada

The Royal Canadian Legion has lost 25 per cent of its membership over the past decade.

Veterans' Group Launches 'Anyone But Conservatives' Campaign

CP | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Politics

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.

Royal Canadian Legion To Change Definition Of A Veteran

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2014 | 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. Andrew Smith, ...

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. The first inci...

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 released by p...

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...