Royal Canadian Legion Inc. ????????????


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My God! the ongoing Legion controversy seems to be never ending???

Perhaps our National President can explain why and when he decided the Royal Canadian Legion should incorporate. To the best of my knowledge the general membership were never informed and we certainly never had a vote on this huge change in our status. However, the overbearing question is WHY? Does Dominion Command have something to hide and do they need some form of protection? I’m no expert on the purpose of or the reason why we should incorporate. I believe it is done to protect a business, give them the right to privacy and such. Indeed there has been much talk recently of the privacy of salaried members at Dominion Command?

Here is a definition

Incorporation creates a protective bubble around a company’s owners, shareholders and directors. Incorporated businesses can take the risks that make growth possible without exposing the shareholders, owners and directors to personal financial liability outside of their original investments in the company.

This definition when applied to the Legion would mean replacing “Company Owners, Shareholders, and Directors , with Dominion Command Officers. In other words Dominion Command members would be protected in the event of an audit??? At least, it is the only reason I can come up with for this secret, sudden and mysterious change in our status.

It seems its not about the Legion “Preparing for the 21st Century” its about Tom Eagles and his deputies preparing for the possible fate that might be awaiting them if we have a successful audit and or an RCMP investigation..Especially so if monies from the Poppy fund has been misappropriated?

We do not have all the facts yet and I could be very wrong in my assumptions, and I truly hope I’m. However if I’m not wrong then something is seriously amiss. Alas, we have troubled times ahead for the Royal Canadian Legion, lets pray and hope the poppy,the legion veterans and our branches survive the turmoil.

God Bless and keep reading

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3 Responses to Royal Canadian Legion Inc. ????????????

  1. Simon Thorp says:

    Where did you discover that they incorporated?
    Cheers,
    Simon

    • irishroverpei says:

      This is incredible news to me! See Below.

      See list of Directors below. What the ???

      https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=588709&V_TOKEN=1465515073668&crpNm=&crpNmbr=058870-9&bsNmbr=

      From: Sent: June 9, 2016 12:40 PM To: Subject: THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

      The membership does not appear to aware of the fact the Legion is now incorporated as a Not-for- Profit Corporation and come under the rules and requirements of Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act – 2014-08-19.
      The new Act contains the Articles of Incorporation.
      http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-7.75/FullText.html
      Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act – 2014-08-19
      Corporate Name
      THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
      Corporation Number
      058870-9
      Business Number (BN)
      107928798RC0001
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      Status: Active
      Corporation Number: 058870-9
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      Corporation Number
      058870-9
      Business Number (BN)
      107928798RC0001
      Governing Legislation
      Special Act of Parliament – 1948-06-30
      Corporate Name
      THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
      Status
      Active
      Important Note:This information is available to the public in accordance with legislation (see Public disclosure of corporate information).
      Registered Office Address
      86 AIRD PLACE
      OTTAWA ON K2L 0A1
      Canada
      Directors
      Minimum
      43
      Maximum
      44
      Directors

      THOMAS IRVINE
      295 – 6TH AVENUE
      LASALLE QC H8P 2L5
      Canada
      DAVE FLANNIGAN
      714 TAMARACK DR.
      LABRADOR CITY NL A2V 2V3
      Canada
      STEVE WESSEL
      8 MACFARLANE STREET
      LAKE ECHO NS B3E 1M5
      Canada
      GORDON MOORE
      9 LODGE STREET
      SUITE 402
      WATERLOO ON N2J 4S8
      Canada
      JACK FROST
      28 LIVINGWOOD CRESCENT
      PO BOX 844
      MADOC ON K0K 2K0
      Canada
      CHRIS STRONG
      5413 44A STREET CLOSE
      IMNISFAIL AB T4G 1Y3
      Canada
      TOM EAGLES
      45 PLASTER ST.
      PLASTER ROCK NB E7G 2M7
      Canada
      FRANK SULLIVAN
      65- 331 PENDYGRASSE ROAD
      SASKATOON SK S7M 4R3
      Canada
      MARC TREMBLAY
      2325 MAUNDRELL AVENUE
      ARMSTRONG BC V0E 1B1
      Canada
      BRIAN WEAVER
      439 BALL ST. N.
      COBOURG ON K9A 3J4
      Canada
      EDWARD PIGEAU
      119 BROWNLEE ROAD
      THESSALON ON P0R 1L0
      Canada
      KEN BOX
      BOX 236
      WINDTHROST SK S0G 5G0
      Canada
      ANDRE PAQUETTE
      49 QUEEN STREET SOUTH
      BOX 85
      CHAPLEAU ON P0M 1K0
      Canada
      MARK BARHAM
      4020 EDGE VALLEY LANDING
      CALGARY AB T3A 5H1
      Canada
      CLARENCE PAUL
      #65-331 PENDYGRASSE ROAD
      SASKATOON SK S7M 4R3
      Canada
      NORMAN SHELTON
      2250 37E AVE
      LAVAL OUEST QC H7R 3R1
      Canada
      JOHN YEO
      657 RTE 19
      MEADOWBANK PE C0A 1H1
      Canada
      MEL WILLIS
      49 -38 SHELMERDINE DRIVE
      WINNIPEG MB R3R 2Y2
      Canada
      HAROLD HARPER
      306 ANAGANCE RIDGE ROAD
      ANAGANCE NB E4Z 1A6
      Canada

      Annual Filings
      Anniversary Date (MM-DD)
      06-30
      Date of Last Annual Meeting
      2015-09-28

      Annual Filing Period (MM-DD)
      04-01 to 06-01
      Type of Corporation
      Not Available
      Status of Annual Filings

      2016 – Filed
      2015 – Filed
      2014 – Filed

      Corporate History
      Corporate Name History

      1948-06-30 to Present

      THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

      Incorporation

      1948-06-30

      The members are probably not aware of the obligations of Financial Disclosure
      PART 11Financial Disclosure
      Marginal note:Annual financial statements
      · 172 (1) The directors of a corporation shall place before the members at every annual meeting –
      ·
      ·
      · (At St Johns AGM for example the members should be given a Financial Statement)

      174 (1) A corporation (Dominion Command) shall keep at its registered office a copy of the financial statements of each of its subsidiaries (Provincial Commands)
      and of each body corporate the accounts of which are consolidated in the financial statements of the corporation (Dominion Command).
      Examination
      (2) Members of a corporation and their personal representatives may on request examine the statements referred to in subsection
      (1) during the corporation’s usual business hours and make copies or take extracts free of charge.

      So to attend Kanata – Dominion Command – Lawyer to request an appointment

      At Dominion Command – you would need say ten legion members in uniform and in good standing , Lawyer, and several Security Guards in uniform to act as witness, video crew, photo crew, and a Police Officer to maintain the Law.

      PART 5 Corporate Finance
      Marginal note: Borrowing powers
      · 28 (1) Unless the articles, the by-laws or a unanimous member agreement otherwise provides, the directors of a corporation may, without authorization of the members,
      o (a) borrow money on the credit of the corporation;
      o (b) issue, reissue, sell, pledge or hypothecate debt obligations of the corporation;
      o (c) give a guarantee on behalf of the corporation to secure performance of an obligation of any person; and
      o (d) mortgage, hypothecate, pledge or otherwise create a security interest in all or any property of the corporation, owned or subsequently acquired, to secure any obligation of the corporation.
      · Marginal note: Delegation of borrowing powers
      (2) Despite subsection 138(2) and paragraph 142(a), unless the articles, the by-laws or a unanimous member agreement otherwise provides, the directors may, by resolution, delegate the powers referred to in subsection (1) to a director, a committee of directors or an officer.
      Marginal note: Repayment
      · 29 (1) Debt obligations issued, pledged, hypothecated or deposited by a corporation are not redeemed by reason only that the indebtedness evidenced by the debt obligations or in respect of which the debt obligations are issued, pledged, hypothecated or deposited is repaid.
      · Marginal note: Acquisition and reissue of debt obligations
      (2) Debt obligations issued by a corporation and purchased, redeemed or otherwise acquired by it may be cancelled or, subject to any applicable trust indenture or other agreement, may be reissued, pledged or hypothecated to secure any existing or future obligation of the corporation, and such an acquisition and reissue, pledge or hypothecation is not a cancellation of the debt obligations.
      Marginal note: Annual contributions or dues
      30 Subject to the articles, the by-laws and any unanimous member agreement, the directors may require members to make an annual contribution or pay annual dues and may determine the manner in which the contribution is to be made or the dues are to be paid.
      Marginal note: Ownership of property
      31 A corporation owns any property of any kind that is transferred to or otherwise vested in the corporation and does not hold any property in trust unless that property was transferred to the corporation expressly in trust for a specific purpose or purposes.
      Marginal note: Directors not trustees
      32 Directors are not, in that capacity, trustees for any property of the corporation, including property held in trust by the corporation.
      Marginal note: Investments by corporation
      33 Subject to the limitations accompanying any gift and the articles or by-laws, a corporation may invest its funds as its directors think fit.
      Marginal note: Distribution of property, accretions or profits
      · 34 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no part of a corporation’s profits or of its property or accretions to the value of the property may be distributed, directly or indirectly, to a member, a director or an officer of the corporation except in furtherance of its activities or as otherwise permitted by this Act.
      · Marginal note: Distribution to member
      (2) If a member of a corporation is an entity that is authorized to carry on activities on behalf of the corporation, the corporation may distribute any of its money or other property to the member to carry on those activities.
      Marginal note: Surrendered memberships
      35 A corporation may accept a membership in the corporation surrendered to it as a gift including, in Quebec, a legacy and may extinguish or reduce a liability respecting an amount unpaid on that membership.
      Marginal note: Liability
      · 36 (1) The members of a corporation are not, in that capacity, liable for any liability of the corporation, including any arising under paragraph 253(3)(f) or (g), or any act or default of the corporation, except as otherwise provided by this Act.
      · Marginal note: Lien on membership
      (2) Subject to subsection 42(2), the articles may provide that the corporation has a lien on a membership registered in the name of a member or the member’s personal representative for a debt of that member to the corporation, including an amount unpaid in respect of a membership issued by a body corporate on the date it was continued as a corporation under this Act.
      · Marginal note: Enforcement of lien
      (3) A corporation may enforce a lien referred to in subsection (2) in accordance with its by-laws.
      PART 6

      PART 10 By-laws and Members
      Marginal note: By-laws
      · 152 (1) Unless the articles, the by-laws or a unanimous member agreement otherwise provides, the directors may, by resolution, make, amend or repeal any by-laws that regulate the activities or affairs of the corporation, except in respect of matters referred to in subsection 197(1).
      · Marginal note: Member approval
      (2) The directors shall submit the by-law, amendment or repeal to the members at the next meeting of members, and the members may, by ordinary resolution, confirm, reject or amend the by-law, amendment or repeal.
      · Marginal note: Effective date
      (3) Subject to subsection (5), the by-law, amendment or repeal is effective from the date of the resolution of the directors. If the by-law, amendment or repeal is confirmed, or confirmed as amended, by the members it remains effective in the form in which it was confirmed.
      · Marginal note: Ceasing to have effect
      (4) The by-law, amendment or repeal ceases to have effect if it is not submitted by the directors to the members as required under subsection (2) or if it is rejected by the members.
      · Marginal note: Subsequent resolution
      (5) If a by-law, an amendment or a repeal ceases to have effect, a subsequent resolution of the directors that has substantially the same purpose or effect is not effective until it is confirmed, or confirmed as amended, by the members.
      · Marginal note: Member proposal
      (6) A member entitled to vote at an annual meeting of members may, in accordance with section 163, make a proposal to make, amend or repeal a by-law.

      From: DAVE PALMER
      Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:14 PM
      To: DAVE PALMER
      Subject: RE: Legions – Our Mission Statement and The purposes and objects of the Legion!

  2. Simon Thorp says:

    Ben,
    Not being a corporate lawyer, this jargon is fairly difficult to navigate but it seems the legion incorporated in 2014 under an act that gained Royal Assent in 2009. Why they did it is a mystery to me but perhaps they had compelling reasons. Btw, I am looking forward to some transparency from Dominion Command as well, am an ordinary member, recently retired after 32 years in the Navy and am concerned with how out of touch the legion commands seem to be with today’s veterans.
    Today I posted a comment to the National Post story below that should give you an idea of my leanings.
    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-legions-10-fee-for-veterans-to-join-ptsd-support-group-raises-concerns
    Cheers,
    Love your blog.
    Simon

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