Remembrance Day ceremonies in Quebec turn small amid coronavirus crisis – Montreal

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Remembrance Day will be scaled down in Montreal and across the province compared to previous years as novel coronavirus cases surge, but Canadians are still asked to honour veterans’ wartime sacrifices in other ways.The Royal Canadian Legion is explicitly discouraging people from attending ceremonies in person this year and is instead asking people to watch on TV or online due to the pandemic.Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says it is time to “remember those who acted with courage, sometimes at the cost of their lives, to protect us and to ensure our future.”“Let us honour their memory by drawing inspiration from their courage to get through this pandemic together,” she wrote on social media.READ MORE: More than 200K Remembrance Day masks sold across Canada to raise funds for veterans Trending...

Fewer veterans have applied for disability during COVID-19, sparking accessibility concerns – National

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By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 25, 2020 2:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is being criticized for not doing enough to help disabled veterans as new figures appear to confirm fears COVID-19 is making it more difficult for them to apply for assistance.The figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show about 8,000 veterans applied for disability benefits during the first three full months of the pandemic, which was about half the normal number. Read more: Career caravan offers Canadian military...