December 6th, 2017

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

NDP Parliamentary Leader, Guy Caron, made the following statement in the House of Commons:

On December 6, 1989, 14 women studying at the École Polytechnique de Montréal were gunned down. The impact of those shots still echoes today.

28 years ago, 14 young women were killed and 14 others were wounded because they were women.

It is our collective responsibility to honor the memory of those who had their bright futures stolen from them. It is also our responsibility to commit to ending all forms of violence against women.

Every day, women endure unacceptable sexist comments, acts and intimidation. They experience persistent and disproportionate violence that men will never have to face.

On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, let’s stand up and commit to building a Canada where women and girls can live without the fear of violence.

Together, we can build a Canada where women and girls are free to study, work and be themselves without any fear of reprisal.