Legion news

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

 

  • Wait times for Veterans still too long

    May 31, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is renewing its call for a comprehensive strategy to deal with the ballooning wait times faced by Canada’s Veterans after they submit their disability claims for processing.
  • Legion responds: Arbour report on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

    May 30, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion hopes the implementation of the recommendations found within the newly-released Arbour report will lead to permanent culture change within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and rebuild trust.
  • Canada’s Veterans deserve action

    May 6, 2022
    The Legion urges the federal government to intensify its actions to support Canada’s Veterans. Read the Legion’s latest responses to the condo development at Juno Beach and the backlog in disability claims with Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion responds: 2022 federal budget

    Apr 7, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is generally encouraged with the range of specific investments made in this year’s budget, which will have an impact on our Veterans and their families.
  • Legion honours fallen Veterans on Vimy Ridge Day

    Apr 6, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Headquarters and 1,350 Branches across the country will pay respects to those who fell during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, by lowering their Canadian flags to half-mast on April 9.
  • Mental Health Benefit program: A welcome evolution

    Apr 1, 2022
    The Legion applauds a new Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) initiative to support Veterans. A new program from VAC means Veterans who need mental health support will get it immediately with no need to wait in the current benefit claims application backlog.
  • Juno Beach housing development must halt

    Mar 28, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is aghast over plans to build a new housing development on the hallowed grounds of the D-Day landings of 1944.
  • The Veterans' Wives Support Group to run at Legion Branch 110 in Trenton

    Mar 21, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 in Trenton received a five-year grant for its Veterans’ Wives Support Group that will begin in the spring.
  • Legion end of year report: 2021 in Review

    Mar 8, 2022
    With resilience, dedication and focus, Royal Canadian Legion members and volunteers across the country weathered another year of uncertainty. Yet the thousands of people who help the Legion fulfil its mission were not deterred in 2021.
  • Legion commends government funding: a crucial step for Veterans

    Feb 24, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion commends the federal government for making the necessary financial investment to eventually end the Veteran disability claims backlog.