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Post by Guest on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 17:09

hold the phone their bigrex I did not in ANY way shape or form say their is no corruption nor can i see that I implied that in ANY way. I fully agree its there . what I said is they are not hiding behind the corruption . their own corruption is in fact WHAT they are hiding .

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Post by bigrex on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 21:23

My apologies, I thought you were trying to say that they were simply hiding behind their rules to control the message, and that it wasn't necessarily to hide possible corruption. I'm not sure how they would hide behind corruption.
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Post by pinger on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 22:43

About the recent links by Danny and 6608 from David Pugliese...
You can't make that kinda stuff up. Truth really is stranger than fiction.
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Post by Teentitan on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 22:44

I'm still trying to understand the $10 fee to be paid to the Legion so a vet can be directed to the OSISS !

On the 1 to 10 scummy scale this one is a 20 !
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Post by RCN-Retired on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 23:24

I agree Teen, slimy. What we need is to become organized, get about 40-50 vets to join each legion then elect from only veterans the executive. Then send the elected vets to the national convention and get rid of the corrup crooks there. Then we would have a real and true voice for veterans.
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Re: Why Canada needs to pry open the doors of the legionís headquarters

Post by Dannypaj on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 05:55

Dannypaj wrote:Your right, you are your own best advocate.
Trust me on this one.
No one is looking out for you, but yourself.
Apply, apply, apply.
The fight is not over, unless "you" feel it is over.

And just to make sure I called the 1 -800 number to see what was happening on my file, apparently parts of it is sitting on my CMO's desk.
COME ON! get real, does that really happen?
My CMO called back and stated she received the message and that it is now being sent in, BUT it is an important part of my reassessment, which should determine if I qualify for the PIA.
I am in limbo and tired of not knowing form one day to the next what is going to happen.
Tired of the BS, just F-ing tired of it.
What do I do next?
I called the ombudsman, that was useless phone call and waste of time!
Now what? Media, or what?
HELP!!!
or what is the number for the VAC ombudsman?

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Re: Why Canada needs to pry open the doors of the legionís headquarters

Post by Guest on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 07:52

no problem bigrex .

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Post by Guest on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 08:09

ya teen I agree . not sure why someone would call this org for that kind of help anyway .

if a vet was having a problem of this type depending on the urgency I'm thinking they would call DVA or a hospital . that SHOULD get them either the help they need now or a direction to services they feel they require .

if by chance they felt more comfortable with this place called and were asked for money they just didn't have at the time would they refuse to help them at all ?????

if someone called you that you don't even know or don't remember called you asking for help such as this would you refuse them the simple assistance of directing them to say DVA or whatever the case may be ???? would you ask them for money before you would help them ???

fracking ridicules

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Post by bigrex on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 10:51

I agree teen. It is right up there with that company that would charge people a percentage of any refund, just to fill out a DTC application. If you are in crisis, your not going to want to be told that you have to pay a fee, just to be given a phone number of someone that can actually help. It just goes to show just how out of touch the RCL truly is. In the age of the internet, it is not hard to find out the information on your own. The VAC website it shows a mental health hotline you can call 24/7, or you can walk into any Emergency room in the country, and get the help you need. All without having to worry about spending $10 needlessly.
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Post by Teentitan on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 11:27

This is the definitive sign that the veterans of the Royal Canadian Legion no longer have any input to Legion procedures.

The veteran is now drowned out by the civilians....what a shame.
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Canadian legionís $10 fee for veterans to join PTSD support group raises concerns

Post by Guest on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 06:24

The Canadian Forces is distancing itself from a Royal Canadian Legion initiative to charge those suffering from post-traumatic stress and other related illnesses a $10 fee to join a support group.

The legionís new group has the same acronym as the one operated by the Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence, with the support of Veterans Affairs.

But thatís where the similarities stop.

The militaryís system, Operational Stress Injury Social Support has an extensive network of support groups across the country. OSISS and the militaryís operational stress injury clinics offer a wide range of services. OSISS is free to military personnel, veterans and their families.

The legionís new Operational Stress Injury Special Section, also known as OSISS, offers to direct veterans and their families to existing services, such as the Canadian Forces network. But veterans suffering from mental issues and post-traumatic stress, as well as their family members, each would have to pay a $10 administrative fee to join the section.

Canadian Forces spokeswoman navy Lt. MichŤle Tremblay said the legionís OSISS is not related to the DND and Veterans Affairs system.

ďThere is no charge for (Canadian Forces) members or veterans to be part of (our) OSISS,Ē she said.

Glynne Hines, interim president of the legionís OSISS, did not respond to requests from the Citizen to explain the reasoning behind the fee. He also did not respond to questions about whether the legionís decision to use the same acronym as the government program would lead to confusion.

Hines would not address the question of whether the fee is to cover the cost of travel, conferences, per diems and hotels for executive members of the section.

Other legion members are questioning the fee, noting the organization has millions of dollars in the bank and already has service officers to help veterans at no cost.

Craig Hood, who is nominated as the interim first vice-president of the legionís OSISS, has said on social media the initiative is being rolled out this weekend at the legionís convention in St. Johnís. Those who join the section will receive a special pin. But most of the sectionís work will be done online.

The Canadian Forces and DND were not consulted on the legionís initiative, defence officials said. A DND official said the military and department have been trying to get answers about the legionís OSISS initiative but the legion is not responding.

Dominion President Tom Eagles of the legion has said his organizationís initiative is about ďmaintaining a close working relationship with the Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs.Ē

According to the legion, its OSISS will ďreach out and assist veterans and their familiesĒ and promote public awareness of stress injuries.

ďThe OSI Special Section WILL NOT deliver health services,Ē it said in its promotional material.

Asked whether the Canadian Forces or DND endorsed the legionís OSSISS, Tremblay said, ďWe would not comment on a third party organizationís initiative.Ē

The unveiling of the legionís OSSIS this weekend comes as some convention delegates are pushing for more financial accountability.

Some legion members had hoped to use the convention to force Dominion Command, the legionís administrative organization, to reveal details about executives paid more than $100,000 a year. Members also want to find out about the cost of travel and expenses for executives, spouses and families.

That effort has been shot down. Legion executives say the privacy of executives would be violated by such disclosure.

Lorne Tyson, a member from Winnipeg who has been advocating for increased accountability was told the matter cannot be discussed or even raised in St. Johnís.

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-legions-10-fee-for-veterans-to-join-ptsd-support-group-raises-concerns

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Re: Why Canada needs to pry open the doors of the legionís headquarters

Post by pinger on Sat 11 Jun 2016, 11:04

Well that's a refreshing article to read...
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Re: Why Canada needs to pry open the doors of the legionís headquarters

Post by Teentitan on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 14:01

Well after reading that one the Scummy meter has jumped to 30!!! If they use the "the member gets a pin" when they pay their $10 just screams money scam!

And they wonder why veterans don't join the Legion?
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Re: Why Canada needs to pry open the doors of the legionís headquarters

Post by Ex Member on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 21:58

Wow, that read was an eye opener! †Seriously we are in bad shape from toe to head in all departments!

We should not support the legion anymore and people should demand the books opened up, where is W5 when you need them. †I am sure if they look into the legion at the top there will be criminal charges.

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