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On 6 December 1989, Montréal was shocked when a gunman entered the École Polytechnique and started shooting.

He murdered fourteen people, all of them women. They were called:
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, Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz.

Please take one minute out of your day, today. One minute dedicated to silent reflection on you can help end violence against women. And violence against humanity.

Lest we forget.


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6th Dec, 2006 18:31 (UTC)
thanks for posting that. it shouldn't be forgotten.
6th Dec, 2006 18:38 (UTC)
Thank you for posting this.
May there someday come an end to violence -- all violence -- motivated by difference.

May that day come very, very soon.
7th Dec, 2006 00:36 (UTC)
Did you heare about this?

After removing "equality" from the mandate of Status of Women Canada, the federal government recently announced that it is closing 12 of 16 regional Status of Women offices across the country.

So... is this implying that women are no longer equal to men?
7th Dec, 2006 00:37 (UTC)
It implies that this government doesn't want your vote in the next election. You should probably write to your MP.
7th Dec, 2006 00:42 (UTC)
I should.
There's an action of protest organized here in Winnipeg to take place on Friday, but sadly no one seems to pay much attention to such things.

7th Dec, 2006 15:54 (UTC)
thank you!
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