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The Royal Canadian Legion - Application For Membership


Let's participate in
the letter campaign
to be heard

Good day Comrades,

The Dominion Executive Council, under the leadership of Dominion President Comrade Tom Irvine, is continuing to push the federal government for a financial aid package for Legion branches. I am sending this message on their behalf.

Most branches are ineligible for the COVID-19 financial relief packages already announced by the federal government. That is why DEC has been advocating for months to the government for financial assistance that will help branches with their operational expenses, to help pay the mortgage, rent, utilities and insurance, for example.

On 26 June, we were encouraged when the Prime Minister stated that the government was working with the Minister of Veterans Affairs to try and ensure that they are supporting organizations like the Legion that are so important to Veterans and communities. Yet, weeks later, no confirmation or announcement has been made.

The Legion is continuing its effort. Recently, Comrade Tom issued an op-ed piece that was picked up last week by newspapers in Atlantic Canada. Last Friday, Comrade Tom issued an open letter to every MP in the country, imploring them to work with their colleagues to finalize an aid package.

And now, we are calling on you, our members, to also get involved.

We are undertaking a national letter-writing campaign to make it clear to the federal government and all Members of Parliament that Legion branches are facing a dire situation and financial support is needed.

Attached is a template letter that we ask every member in the country to complete.
  1. Simply fill in the highlighted area with the date, your MPs name, your branch and community and then your name and branch at the end; please note that the square brackets around each area to be filled in will remain visible on your screen but will not print.
  2. Then, print the letter and either mail or email the letter directly to your MP the week of 14 September. And remember, there is no postage required when mailing a letter from within Canada to your MP.

  3. We are a proud, 95-year old organization that has never faltered in providing support to Veterans throughout the country; we have donated millions to support our communities and numerous community organizations. But now, Legions are in need. Please encourage every member to join in the letter-writing campaign by letting your MP know Legions need their help. Please send your completed letter the week of 14 September.

    In comradeship,

Steven Clark

National Executive Director

We must work diligently if we wish the Royal Canadian Legion to survive members must participate in the letter campaign if we want to be heard. We have 11000 members in Quebec and if only 10 members per branch sent a letter, that would mean 1100 sent to parliament.

Please take this opportunity to send as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Click here to access the sample letter to send to your Member of Parliament.

Click here to find the address of your Member of Parliament in the House of Commons.

Executive Council