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December 6, 2018

Not Much Has Changed Since The Ecole Polytechnique Massacre

As we head into an election year, now is the time for political parties to commit to ending violence against women in their electoral platform On December 6 every year, Canadians remember the 14 women killed for being women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal on that day in 1989. Nearly 30 years later, not much has changed. In 2017, 84 per cent of homicide victims in Canada killed by a current or former intimate partner were women. In the first eight months of 2018 alone, 106 women and girls were killed in Canada, primarily by men. Indigenous women and girls continue to be killed at a rate six times higher than others. There are more than 550...
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