While the issue I have attempted to have amended is not on the same level as the issues arising from the Executive spending policies. It does however, very well demonstrates that the Legion Hierarchy see themselves as untouchable by grass root members. In my own case a handful of members at Provincial level have decided my views are not needed or should be presented at Dominion Command. This would appear to be the policy at both Provincial and Dominion Commands. Clearly local members should not interfere or indeed have ideas on how the RCL should be run. Those in charge know best???
Membership is half of what is was a few years ago, approximately 300,000 down from 600.000 and of those numbers, less than a third are actually veterans. The Legion needs immediate and big changes if they are going to survive many more years.
The decision by the Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command has prompted some of the organization’s long-time members to question the state of accountability in the upper levels of its leadership.
“I believe that the members across the country want to have assurances that the very large amounts of monies required to operate our organization are well spent,” Lorne Tyson, a Legion member from Winnipeg, wrote Jan. 21 to Jack Frost, chairman of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command.
“Rather than have an open discussion about the finances and expenses required to support our executive, we have been denied that opportunity in a very arbitrary manner,” Tyson said.
Sounds very familiar to me at the Provincial level too. and tells the whole story of the Legion executives at most levels.
God Bless and keep reading.
This is a recent comment from the UK. The Royal British and Royal Scottish Legions also allow civilian members now. But wages for CEO are published publically each year, at
I can appreciate how you as a Veteran and Legion Member cannot get a question answered by the Highest Command. Obviously they do not allow redress through any channels?