December 6, 2019
Fredericton – The Leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and MLA for Fredericton South, David Coon, issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre:
“Thirty years ago, on December 6, 1989, the tragic event that became known as the École Polytechnique Montreal Massacre touched the lives of all Canadians. Fourteen women were murdered, and thirteen others were injured. This act of violence against women was brutal and terrifying, and these particular women were targeted as feminists. That was bone chilling.
I believe as a nation, we have made progress since the tragedy of December 6, 1989 but we have to continue to take action to stop the violence against women and work tirelessly for the equality of women in our society.
I would invite you to remember and honour the victims from the Montreal Massacre and all women that have been murdered through violence. On Friday, December 6th, let’s stand together to remember the fourteen victims, take a stand to eliminate violence against women, and continue to work for the equality of all women on this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.