StolenValour.ca

We are an all-veteran, all-serving member, all-volunteer organisation. 

Our aim is to expose imposters posing as military personnel or veterans.

Imposters (posers) are those individuals that falsely portray and present themselves as either a serving member, or a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, having never served in military service to their country, or perhaps, had served unsuccessfully without completing their training.


This criminal action is NOT a victimless crime. Some of these posers may be harmless, but are detrimental to the high standards of those who served. Many more posing are implicit in fraud, misrepresentation, embezzlement and theft from veterans, vet orgs and civilians who are trying to assist legitimate, impoverished vets. 

There will always be posers, but we hope that our actions will ay least reduce their numbers, and perhaps have an individual think twice before falsifying military service.

Another area that we are concerned with is beefing up Section 419 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC). This law should be regularly enforced, tried and convicted, especially when linked with other breeches of the CCC and set out laws. Stiffer penalties are needed.


Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) - Unlawful Use Of Military Uniforms or Certificates

419. Every one who without lawful authority, the proof of which lies on him, 

(a) wears a uniform of the Canadian Forces or any other naval, army or air force or a uniform that is so similar to the uniform of any of those forces that it is likely to be mistaken therefor,

(b) wears a distinctive mark relating to wounds received or service performed in war, or a military medal, ribbon, badge, chevron or any decoration or order that is awarded for war services, or any imitation thereof, or any mark or device or thing that is likely to be mistaken for any such mark, medal, ribbon, badge, chevron, decoration or order,

(c) has in his possession a certificate of discharge, certificate of release, statement of service or identity card from the Canadian Forces or any other naval, army or air force that has not been issued to and does not belong to him, or

(d) has in his possession a commission or warrant or a certificate of discharge, certificate of release, statement of service or identity card, issued to an officer or a person in or who has been in the Canadian Forces or any other naval, army or air force, that contains any alteration that is not verified by the initials of the officer who issued it, or by the initials of an officer thereto lawfully authorized,

 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

R.S., c. C-34, s. 377.

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/page-196.html

 

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