Stats Canada report says 461,240 veterans in Canada

A new report by Stats Canada is providing some much needed insight into our veteran population here in Canada. A total of 97,625 Canadians were counted as serving in the Canadian Armed Forces and 461,240 were counted as veterans. Glenn Miller, the co-chair of the public relations committee for the Lethbridge Legion, says there are a high number of legion members and veterans who live right here in our city.

“We roughly have 1,000 members, of which a third of that are veterans. Of those veterans, many of them do not consider themselves veterans. Many veterans today when you hear the term modern day veteran, will have a different interpretation for every veteran. A modern day veteran might only be the last five years or 35 years ago.”

While more than four in 10 Veterans were seniors aged 65 and older, almost one-third were in the core working age group of 25 to 54.

The full report from Stats Canada can be viewed here

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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