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Legion Supports Recommendations of Independent Review on Moncton Shooting

Feb 16, 2016

OTTAWA, ON, January 19th 2015 –Assistant Commissioner (ret’d) Alphonse MacNeil’s report called: “Independent Review – Moncton Shooting – June 4th 20146” makes 64 recommendations regarding this incident. The Royal Canadian Legion supports this Independent Report.

“Mr. MacNeil and his team have examined the Moncton shootings thoroughly and have brought forward recommendations that would have a positive impact on all members of the RCMP and their families,” says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, Tom Eagles.

“It is important that the men and women in the RCMP have the proper Command, Control and Communications, Technology and Equipment and Aftercare services in order to carry-out their duties and responsibilities as peace officers,” says Eagles. “The recommendations contained in this report are a definite step in the right direction we would anticipate the Federal Government and the RCMP to work diligently on addressing most of these recommendations no later than Winter 2016,” adds Eagles.

In its efforts to better reflect Canadian involvement in conflicts and peace support operations, the Legion delegates at the 45th Dominion Convention voted unanimously to update the definition of a Veteran contained in its General By-Laws. The new definition of a Veteran now includes Regular Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

As a result of the change in the Legion’s definition of a Veteran, The Royal Canadian Legion’s Service Bureau is afforded a better opportunity to help more Veterans who are in need of the unique assistance available from the Legion.

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For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion, at 1-613-591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at 1-613-292-8760 or bruce.poulin@legion.ca7.