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We Remember

by Charlene Quincey
December 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established by Parliament in 1991, December 06 marks the day for all Canadians to not only remember the 14 women who were murdered because of their gender but also to remember and think about all the women whose lives have been affected by violence. Violence against women in a serious problem in our society and does not discriminate, affecting women of all races, ages, abilities and socio-economic status.  

While remembering all the women affected by violence this Saturday, I ask not only that we think of ways to eradicate violence against women in our Country and around the world but also, that we on this the 19th anniversary of the ‘Montreal Massacre,’ take a moment to read the murdered women’s names and remember them for the amazing women they were. 

Geneviève Bergeron (b. 1968), civil engineering student.

Hélène Colgan (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.

Nathalie Croteau (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.

Barbara Daigneault (b. 1967) mechanical engineering student.

Anne-Marie Edward (b. 1968), chemical engineering student.

Maud Haviernick (b. 1960), materials engineering student.

Maryse Laganière (b. 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department.

Maryse Leclair (b. 1966), materials engineering student.

Anne-Marie Lemay (b. 1967), mechanical engineering student.

Sonia Pelletier (b. 1961), mechanical engineering student.

Michèle Richard (b. 1968), materials engineering student.

Annie St-Arneault (b. 1966), mechanical engineering student.

Annie Turcotte (b. 1969), materials engineering student.

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (b. 1958), nursing student

If you are looking to remember in solidarity, Women Won’t Forget will hold their annual candlelight vigil on Saturday, December 6 at 6 pm at Philosopher’s Walk, University of Toronto (path off Bloor St. between the Royal Ontario Museum and the Royal Conservatory of Music).

For more information call 416.762.8798 or visit  www.womenwontforget.org

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