Throne Speech: École Polytechnique massacre remembered

When delivering the Throne Speech in Ottawa on Thursday, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette remembered the École Polytechnique massacre on the thirty-year anniversary of the deadly shooting, saying the government is committed to continuing efforts to combat gun violence.

Limiting information about violence against women is dangerous — here’s why

In September 2015, an Ontario man picked up a shotgun and drove to the cottage of his one-time partner, Carol Culleton. He didn’t end up using that gun on her, according to his statements to police. Instead, he broke the…

Remembering the women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre

Dec. 6, 2019 marks 30 years since the attack at École Polytechnique. On that day, in 1989, a man determined to kill feminists took the lives of 14 women. He killed: Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie…

Why amplifying women’s voices in the wake of gender-based violence matters

Shelley Page was a young reporter when she covered the Montreal Massacre. Decades later, she won a national newspaper award for a piece titled “How I sanitized the feminist outrage over the Montreal Massacre.” Ahead of the 30th anniversary, she…