Ceremony marks anniversary of Montreal Massacre
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- Dawn Wride
- - December 7, 2011 at 23:37:28
To the other contributors - what you are falling to realize is that the Hfx explosion was an accident - albeit, a terrible one. The Montreal Massacre was an intentional act by a very sick individual. No one will forget the halifax explosion especially those with kids as it invariably becomes a school project at some point in your child's school years. The Montreal massacre targeted a specific group of people - it was a sick act of Canadian terrorism!
- A. B. Langley
- - December 7, 2011 at 15:46:49
The Halifax Explosion is well recognized in Halifax and is in fact the seminal event for Dec 6 remembering. The real 'tragedy' is that we still have people who think Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women is divisive and sensationalist. I suppose remembering veterans of Remembrance Day is also sensationalist given the fact that for most provinces it is not a holiday? It is because views such as these still exist and persist that we actually have one day a year to think about gendered violence, then you can go on and forget about it for the rest of the year. Or until your daughter or grand daughter is murdered by her husband, boyfriend, or partner. Then you will wish everyone 'remembered'. That's the true irony here.
- - December 7, 2011 at 12:30:25
Not sure if anyone knows this or not, but on Dec 6th 1917 at 904:35 AM. A munitions ship exploded in Halifax killing 2000 people.
- - December 7, 2011 at 11:01:06
The headline of this article is ironic. Before the tragic shooting in Montreal, December 6th was known as a day of remembrance for the 2,000 innocent men, women and children killed, 9,000 injured and 6,000 left homeless by the Halifax explosion. We used to say that those innocent civilians would never be forgotten. But today, the media seems to have completely forgotten that event. Why? Because the Montreal shooting targeted women (although several men were also shot), so it is more political, more divisive, and therefore (in the eyes of our sensationalist media) more worthy of coverage. How sad that the thousands of victims of the Halifax explosion and their families have been forgotten. Can't we remember both tragedies at once, and leave the politics out of both?
- - December 7, 2011 at 10:54:56
It is offensive in the extreme that Marc Lepine is portrayed as "a symptom" of any larger underlying social ill. He was a raving lunatic, plain and simple. He represents nothing. And this kind of violence against anyone, not just women, is abhorrent. The four men shot by Lepine are innocent victims of violence too.