Legion news

Read the latest news releases and articles from Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion.

 

  • The Royal Canadian Legion on the Defence Policy Update

    Apr 18, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion is sharing additional thoughts related to the federal government’s recently released Defence Policy Update, in the wake of the 2024 federal budget. As with its response to the budget, the Legion is encouraged by the commitments but troubled by what it sees as a lack of immediacy in implementation, and therefore possibly disastrous results for our country operationally if processes and timing do not align with current requirements.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion assessment: 2024 federal budget

    Apr 16, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion is encouraged by crucial financial and conceptual commitments in the 2024 federal budget as they relate to veterans and defence, yet alarmed by the lack of ready-to-go plans and actions to immediately tackle ongoing issues affecting still serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.
  • Legion remembers former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

    Mar 1, 2024
    Dominion President Bruce Julian issued a statement today in the wake of the passing of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, P.C. C.C. G.O.Q., 18th Prime Minister of Canada, who passed away on February 29, 2024.
  • Veteran well-being, new members, and a youth Ambassador

    Feb 20, 2024
    From helping thousands of Veterans receive the help they needed, to advocating for Canadian policies and actions that will further improve Veteran well-being, the Legion is looking back on important successes in 2023. It is also celebrating a welcome increase in new membership. In this end of year review, learn more about the varied projects undertaken by the Legion’s National Headquarters and how they contributed to its overall mission.
  • Read how the Legion helped a Veteran access benefits through Veterans Affairs Canada

    Dec 14, 2023
    We received a testimonial from a Veteran who, years after his retirement, developed hearing loss and tinnitus, and reached out to The Royal Canadian Legion for assistance in accessing Veterans Affairs Canada benefits. This was his experience...
  • The Poppy Store Holiday Gift Guide 2023

    Dec 6, 2023
  • Legion partners with Calgary Grey Cup Committee to honour Canada's Veterans

    Dec 5, 2023
  • The Royal Canadian Legion hosts Canada’s 2023 National Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Nov 11, 2023
    Tens of thousands of participants gathered at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony this year. The Royal Canadian Legion hosted the solemn yet striking event at the National War Memorial in Ottawa; in honour of all those who have given their lives in service to Canada.
  • Advertising Blackout!…Legion encourages remembrance with unique initiative

    Nov 7, 2023
    Thousands of digital advertising signs across the country will go black on Remembrance Day this year, to be replaced with a message of remembrance and three important figures: 11-11-11. “On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we hope that everyone who is in a position to do so, will stop and take two minutes of silence,” says Bruce Julian, Dominion President.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion names Canada’s 2023 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to share the story of this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Gloria Hooper, of St. Claude, Manitoba. Mrs. Hooper will represent all Silver Cross Mothers when she places a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.