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Mount Royal to honour victims of École Polytechnique shooting

Mount Royal to honour victims of École Polytechnique shooting
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This year marks the 34th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre in which we remember the fourteen victims from December 6, 1989.

The massacre is seen by many as an anti-feminist attack, and so the anniversary of the massacre was commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

Each year there are plenty of tributes held across the city of Montreal, with the final tribute taking place on Mount Royal as fourteen beams of light (representing each of the fourteen lives lost) are projected into the sky.

On December 6th, we honour and remember the following women:

  • Anne-Marie Edward, chemical engineering student
  • Anne-Marie Lemay, mechanical engineering student
  • Annie St-Arneault, mechanical engineering student
  • Annie Turcotte, materials engineering student
  • Barbara Daigneault, mechanical engineering student
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, nursing student
  • Geneviève Bergeron, civil engineering student
  • Hélène Colgan, mechanical engineering student
  • Maud Haviernick, materials engineering student
  • Maryse Laganière, budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department
  • Maryse Leclair, materials engineering student
  • Michèle Richard, materials engineering student
  • Nathalie Croteau, mechanical engineering student
  • Sonia Pelletier, mechanical engineering student
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