On December 6, 1989, a young man walked into his school, at 5 P.M. and said, “I hate feminists!” And proceeded to kill 14 women and then shot himself.
A dark day in Canadian history.
The shooter’s name is Marc Lepine.
… I have struggled with this post all day. I believe it is a story worth writing (and reading) about; however, I don’t think I can do justice to these women’s memories, nor cover it properly enough. So, instead, I will lead to a few sites that I believe DO cover this event very well.
As such, I’m suggesting TruTV, a television station that covers all sorts of crimes in great and true details. The other site I came across quite by chance, but is pretty interesting. It’s Heroines.ca – a site written by Merna Forster. She has a fine tribute there.
- Never forget (freethoughtblogs.com)
- The Montreal massacre: Canada’s feminists remember (guardian.co.uk)
- Montreal massacre: Remembering the 23rd anniversary (o.canada.com)
- École Polytechnique Massacre (francocignelli.com)
- Winnipeg ceremony remembers Montreal Massacre victims (updatednews.ca)
- Vigils planned to mark Day of Remembrance for women (theprovince.com)
- Winnipeg ceremony remembers Montreal Massacre victims (cbc.ca)
- The Ecole Polytechnique Massacre (studentactivism.net)
- Events mark massacre anniversary (nanaimobulletin.com)