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Montreal marks anniversary of 1989 École polytechnique shootings

Montreal marks anniversary of 1989 École polytechnique shootings

Markham is the first municipality in the region to proclaim December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence against Women, Regional Coun.

"Unions have a significant role to play in ensuring women's safety at home and in the workplace and in advocating for support for women facing violence every day". He shot 28 people, killing 14 women, before turning the gun on himself.

Victims of violence are also gathering at Barrie city hall on Wednesday night for a ceremony and to remember the Dec.6, 1989 massacre.

The stark reality is that half of all Canadian women have experienced at least 1 incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.

There were tears, songs, and words of remembrance as Londoners gathered to honour the victims of the Montreal Massacre.

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Some fine individual performances, some brilliant moments. "We confirmed our progression but in the way we wanted to". "It was a very positive performance especially with the ball going forward".

"Most women are able to survive the violence against them but every six days one woman in Canada is murdered by a man who said he loved her", Brown said.

The conference began with women placing 14 white roses on a table before a photo of the victims of the Montreal massacre.

Being aware of the collective impact of these attitudes, and discussing ways to address the situation, not only among women, but among all of us, is an honest first step toward transforming our surroundings and confronting the issue. Nirmala Armstrong, herself once a victim of domestic violence, said. And yet, there is hope, hope for a future where people are respected, where violence is not accepted, where women and girls are secure, with the choice and opportunities to pursue their dreams. "But violence against women is still a very present-day problem, in both our countries".

The 14 women slain in this horrific act of misogyny and gender-based violence were Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz.

She believes with regular consequences the stigma that violence against women is acceptable, will end.