Waste of Time Communicating with Dominion Command


Shut Out Again!!!!!!

Hello Comrade Rodgers:bruce

Thank you for contacting The Royal Canadian Legion again with your questions pertaining to the wearing of other people’s military medals.

As I am sure you will appreciate, any changes to Legion policy must follow the Legion resolution process that starts with your local Legion Branch.  The merits of your argument(s) must begin by convincing your local Legion Branch.  Should they be amenable to your proposed resolution, then its merits will be discussed at Legion provincial command.  Again, if your case is deemed to be worthy, your resolution will be submitted to either DEC or Dominion Convention for approval.

Hope this helps and thank you again for your interest in trying to help Veterans and their families while keeping in mind that the wearing of medals is protected under the Criminal Code of Canada.

silver crosswar-widows-a(Note how Poulin unprofessionally twists my words to say, “wearing other peoples military medals”, not blood relatives wearing late loved ones medals)

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Bruce Poulin

Manager / Gérant, Communications

The Royal Canadian Legion

Dominion Command

La Légion royale canadienne

Direction nationale

86 Aird Place, Ottawa, K2L 0A1
613-591-3335 ext 241

Toll free: 1-888-556-6222
Fax: 613-591-9335

Bruce.Poulin@legion.ca – [www.legion.ca]www.legion.ca

My Replymedal girl

Thank you Comrade Poulin

Your letter came as no surprise, the usual Dominion policy of avoidance and or ignoring. Regarding your advice re resolutions. please know I had a resolution approved by the branch over two years ago, it was forwarded to Provincial. They voted it down,  I re worded it and requested it be forwarded to Dominion. Once again Provincial turn it down, so much for the chain of command. In fact it appears we have no chain of command, perhaps I’m mistaken but I thought the Legion operated along military lines, guess not. However, your latest response is consistent, no one at Dominion is concerned or interested in the views of the general membership. It quite frankly leaves me frustrated, the only thing you had to offer me was a lesson in policy. I have been a member for some thirty years and I do know the policies for submitting a resolution. What is desperately needed is change, but I do not see that happening any time soon with the present members at Dominion.

F.Ben Rodgers.

Copy of my Resolution

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 17,  WELLINGTON

JANUARY 12, 2016

RESOLUTION TABLED BY COMRADE F.BEN RODGERS

RESOLUTION :    TO CHANGE THE LAW PERTAINING TO THE WEARING OF.
MEDALS. (section 419 of the criminal code
WHEREAS :         THE LAW PRESENTLY FORBIDS ANYONE OTHER THAN THE
OWNERS OF MEDALS FROM WEARING SAID MEDALS.
WHEREAS:          CHANGING THAT LAW TO ALLOW RELATIVES OF

DECEASED VETERANS TO WEAR THEIR MEDALS ON THEIR

RIGHT BREAST, ON REMEMBRANCE DAY, AND OTHER

SUITABLE OCCASIONS.

WHEREAS:          THE EFFECT OF SUCH A CHANGE IN THE LAW WOULD

PROMOTE REMEMBRANCE  WEARING THEIR GRAND-

PARENT’S MEDALS WOULD BE A MOTIVATION OF

PRIDE AND OF LEARNING THE HISTORY OF SUCH

MEDALS.  SURELY THIS WOULD MEET THE AIMS OF

THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION
THEREFORE:      BE IT RESOLVED THAT COMRADE F.BEN RODGERS

PETITION DOMINIOM COMMAND

TO REQUEST  THE GOVERNMENT  DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE REVERSE THE LAW , PRESENTLY IN FORCE,

PERTAINING TO THE WEARING OF MEDALS.

I was contacted via regular mail service with a terse letter from an Associate member who chaired a special committee formed to discuss my resolution. In the letter he didn’t just state my resolution was turned turn, he emphasized it was unanimously voted down. I questioned the decision and asked to be heard by this committee. That was in February 2016, to date I have received only silence!

God Bless and keep reading

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