National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada


Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

30 years ago,14 women were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence.

They were: Geneviève Bergeron (1968–1989), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (1968–1989), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (1960–1989), materials engineering student Maryse Laganière (1964–1989), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department Maryse Leclair (1966–1989), materials engineering student Anne-Marie Lemay (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student Sonia Pelletier (1961–1989), mechanical engineering student Michèle Richard (1968–1989), materials engineering student Annie St-Arneault (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student Annie Turcotte (1969–1989), materials engineering student Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (1958–1989), nursing student

"We all have a role to play in creating a culture of respect and taking meaningful action to ensure that tragedies like l'École Polytechnique de Montréal never happen again."

May they rest in peace.

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