20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre

By: Ronak Ghorbani

Twenty years ago today, Marc Lepine walked into Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and killed 14 female engineering students, and injured four men and 10 more women. Amongst the mayhem, he declared that he hates feminists.

Two decades have passed  and the Montreal Massacre resonates as one of Canada’s most horrific days in history. Unfortunately, as we all know, violence against women is still an extremely serious issue here at home and across the globe.

There are several vigils for the massacre today in Toronto so if you have time, go to one, mourn and then get rejuvenated for action. If you can’t go, take a moment to reflect on what happened on Dec. 6, 1989 and what you can do to end the cycle of violence – I know I will.


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