This year marks 33 years since 14 young women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique in Montréal. This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
On this day, we remember and honour 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.
While December 6 is a day to remember, it is also a day of action to continue to combat the misogyny and hatred that led to the tragedy in Montreal and continues to affect women and girls today.
Gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence,