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CAUT statement on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Today, CAUT commemorates the memories of the 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal brutally killed simply because they were women. On this December 6, we remember Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz.

Their deaths prompted Parliament to designate this date as The National Day to Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  

In their honour, we recommit to ending gender-based violence in our communities.