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A woman places a rose on a memorial of one of the 14 women murdered at École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The 1989 Polytechnique Massacre was an act of terrorism against all women

When 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique in 1989, no one at the time considered it an act of terrorism. Three decades later, that's exactly how it should be viewed.
People gather at a memorial ceremony to honour the 13 students and one staff member killed at the École Polytechnique Massacre, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Less talk, more action: National Day of Remembrance on Violence Against Women

The day of remembrance and action, also called White Ribbon Day, marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 female engineering students killed in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
A woman lights candles in honour of women killed by gun violence during an event in Toronto marking the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal that left 14 women dead. (CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld)

A continuum of unabated violence: Remembering the massacre at École Polytechnique

On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Concordia Research Chair on Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance, Yasmin Jiwani reflects on violence and action.

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