MUN to hold vigil honouring women of l’École Polytechnique

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Students, faculty and staff will take part in a special ceremony on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus Thursday, Dec. 6, to commemorate the tragic anniversary of 1989’s Montreal Massacre.

Fourteen women were killed because of their gender at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal, Que. The anniversary coincides with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada.

A news release states that this year’s vigil will reflect upon “action” — the kind of action needed by all members of the community in order to prevent, reduce and eliminate violence against women in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This year is the 23rd anniversary of the tragedy. The vigil will be held in EN-2006 in the Engineering (S.J. Carew) building. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a small reception in the main foyer.

Free parking is available in lots marked 16 and 16A.

Organizations: École Polytechnique, Parliament of Canada.A

Geographic location: Montreal, Que, EN

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  • Alice Walker
    November 30, 2012 - 10:56

    Ummmm, there is no mention of gun control in this article. AND and in fact gun control has nothing to to do with this event. But hey, why worry about facts when you can run a paranoid agenda! lol

  • Tim Jamison
    November 30, 2012 - 09:41

    "...this year’s vigil will reflect upon “action” — the kind of action needed by all members of the community in order to prevent, reduce and eliminate violence against women..." I refuse to participate in any more wasteful gun control schemes that cause wrongful convictions of gun owners. Me and everyone else, which is why the last one (the long gun registry) failed. I never shot anyone and I completely refuse to lift even one finger in response to a crime that I did not participate in. NO. Now, if you want to discuss mental health or longer sentences for violent crimes, you might actually prevent/reduce some violence, but eliminate? That's never going to happen. The only time this planet will have peace is after the last human dies