Montréal Massacre

Some Quebec Politicians Getting Cold Feet About Long-Gun Registry

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2016 | Canada Politics

After unanimity among Quebec lawmakers on the proposal, some politicians are starting to have cold feet.

14 Notable Moments In The Years Since The Montreal Massacre

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 12.06.2015 | Canada Living

Twenty-six years on, what's changed?

This Year Has Gone A Long Way Toward Ending Our Culture Of Sexual Violence

Reva Seth | Posted 12.05.2015 | Canada Living
Reva Seth

You can know a statistic -- even be horrified by it -- but when those statistics become stories, and those stories are coming from women you've known, worked with, are related to or voted for and then the stories just keep coming -- the frame on the issue shifts.

Women Will Remain Vulnerable Unless We Act Together

Plan International Canada | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

Girls living in poverty across the developing world are also much more likely to be subjected to violence than their brothers. Many believe girls have no business being in school. Many are forced against their will into marriage and intercourse in their teens. Two out of three victims of child trafficking around the world are girls.

Mother Of Montreal Massacre Shooter Took Years To Find Peace

CP | Pierre Chauvin, Whitehorse Star | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada

"My son killed himself, but I was the one left with all the consequences."

Without Men, Feminism Can't Stop Violence Against Women

Angelina Chapin | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living
Angelina Chapin

After Marc Lépine killed 14 women at Montreal's École Polytechnique, his actions fuelled a rejuvenated feminist movement across Canada. Before he...

Why Do So Many Still Fear the "F" Word

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There are a growing number of people who spurn the words "feminism" and "feminist" even though they support women's rights and equality. It seems there's widespread misunderstanding about what these terms mean. And the message that sends to youth about the ideals of gender equality concerns us deeply

Torontonian Illustrates The Women Of École Polytechnique In Remembrance

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living

As Canada remembers the 14 women killed in the Dec. 6, 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, one Canadian is honouring them with phenomenal illustration...

Encouraging Women in STEM Fields Is One Way to Change This Conversation

Doina Oncel | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Living
Doina Oncel

What is less talked about when discussing Montreal Massacre, and as equally important, is the rights of women to choose a profession which is considered male dominated. The December 6 event had played an important role in women in STEM. As of today, the number of women in STEM fields is significantly lower than men.

Ending Misogynistic Killing Forever: The Legacy of the Montreal Massacre

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

On December 6, 1989 a 25-year-old man armed with a rifle and a hunting knife, killed 14 women studying at the technical college before turning the gun on himself. He said that his motives were to fight feminism. It's easy for us to sit back and pretend that women aren't being killed because of their sex nowadays. But the fact of the matter is, it continues to happen.

Arti Patel

École Polytechnique Massacre: 25 Years Later | Arti Patel | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living

It was cold that Wednesday when a 25 year-old man walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a 223-calibre Sturm-Ruger rifle. It was...

What It Was Like to Be a Student in Montreal During the Massacre

Sophia Berezowsky | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sophia Berezowsky

Twenty-five years ago I was a student at the Université de Montreal. It was December 6, 1989, and it was a cold, frigid Montreal day. At about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I finished my last class before the mid-year exams. Normally I'd go to the library, study and head over to the main cafeteria, the one in the Polytechnique, for a bite to eat. But I didn't go to the library, and I didn't go to the cafeteria. I decided to go straight home. I had a big assignment to submit the next day and was determined to get it done. The next morning, the news of the murders shattered my orderly world.

25 Years Later, We Can Never Forget The Victims Of The Montreal Massacre

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Living

December 6, 1989. Class was in session at École Polytechnique in Montreal at around 5 p.m. when a 25-year-old man entered a classroom on the secon...

25 Years After the Montreal Massacre, Gender-Based Violence Still Thrives

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rosemary McCarney

When the gunman, a rejected engineering student, shot those young women he was enraged that they were pursuing studies in a profession he believed was meant for men. That was a quarter of a century ago. Today, more and more women are flooding into professions, including engineering, once considered male preserves, but there is still so much more progress to be made in changing those attitudes that enable gender-based violence.

She Remembers Confronting Her Killer

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - Nathalie Provost will never forget confronting gunman Marc Lepine just before he shot her four times during an armed assault that left 14 w...

These Are The 14 Women Who Were Murdered Nearly 25 Years Ago

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living

MONTREAL - Dec. 6 marks the 25th anniversary of the shooting rampage at the Universite du Montreal's Ecole polytechnique in which 14 women were killed...

Feminist Anita Sarkeesian Threatened With 'Montreal Massacre Style Attack'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living

Anita Sarkeesian, a Canadian-American media critic and blogger at "Feminist Frequency", has been forced to cancel a public speaking engagement at a sc...

On Montreal Massacre Anniversary, Harper Makes A Vow To Women, Girls

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Fourteen young women who were killed in Canada's worst mass shooting were remembered on Friday amid repeated calls for more to be done to e...

For all Women, We Call for Action

Niki Ashton | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Niki Ashton

Today is day 11 of the 16 days of action to address gender-based violence. Every year we call for action, because explicit misogyny, insidious discrimination and gender-based violence continue to provoke fear in the lives of women in Canada and in the lives of our sisters across the globe.

67% Of Canadians Know A Woman Who Has Experienced Abuse

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living

Just days after the 23rd anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and National Day of Action on Violence Against Women, a new study shows that Canada stil...

Remembering The Montreal Massacre

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada