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.

Nearly 2 in 10 women experience workplace harassment: StatCan

December 3 2019 7:00am Global News’ Broken series takes a look at the ongoing failure to end violence against women. Workplace harassment is just one of the many topics that will be explored. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id…

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…

B.C. event featuring Meghan Murphy moved to new venue over security concern

The organizer of a panel discussion on gender and sexuality says the location of the event in Vancouver has been changed over possible security risks because of the views of a featured speaker who drew protests at a Toronto public…

‘Canadians aren’t seeing the whole picture’: The Meghan Murphy event and trans rights

Being in a library after winning a coveted Canadian award for poetry seems like a fitting scenario, but for Gwen Benaway, it was less than celebratory. “I was being threatened by cops and security guards while the Toronto Public Library‘s…

‘Take Back the Night’ expected to draw hundreds to Victoria Park

Hundreds of people will be packing Victoria Park on Thursday evening for Take Back the Night, an annual demonstration against sexual and gender-based violence. The international event is organized locally by the Women’s Events Committee (WEC) and organizers say the…

How court battle over ‘Grabher’ licence plate mirrors wider societal debate

When Lorne Grabher bought a personalized licence plate for his father 30 years ago, he thought it would make for a fine tribute to his family’s Austrian-German heritage. But the Nova Scotia plate – “GRABHER” – has instead sparked a…