National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering those who have experienced gender-based violence and mourning the lives that have been lost to it.

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at 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.

Today we remember the fourteen women who were killed on December 6, 1989:
Geneviève Bergeron
Hélène Colgan
Nathalie Croteau
Barbara Daigneault
Anne-Marie Edward
Maud Haviernick
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz
Maryse Laganière
Maryse Leclair
Anne-Marie Lemay
Sonia Pelletier
Michèle Richard
Annie St-Arneault
Annie Turcotte

In solidarity,