12.06.2016 06:48 AM

Fourteen reasons

…why we still need effective gun safety laws.

27 years ago. 

  1. Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
  2. Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  3. Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  4. Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
  5. Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
  6. Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
  7. Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department
  8. Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
  9. Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
  10. Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
  11. Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
  12. Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
  13. Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
  14. Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student


  1. Kevin says:

    My God, another year has passed, and what has changed?

    To your readers in Ottawa: vigil at Minto Park starts at 6,

  2. armand says:

    Do we have effective gun control? I’d like to see more focus on the border and in particular resources and efforts towards anti-gun smuggling. I also believe gun control starts with social programs to prevent youth from falling into a life of violence in the first place. I realize Polytechnique was not gang violence or crime in that sense. But LePine was licensed under the previous FAC system. While different than today’s PAL system, there is nothing to suggest he would have been denied a PAL where he was granted an FAC.

    If we are to truly honour these victims of violence then we need to do so by tackling violence itself. And that is hard work. That entails tackling the social issues, poverty, bigotry, education. These are just concepts, words, but in parts of our great country they are tangible and real.

  3. Kelly says:

    This was more than just a gun control issue. This was a hate crime against women.

  4. P. Brenn says:

    just imagine what this group was accomplishing and would have accomplished – so sad…

  5. Al says:

    It still hurts…..

  6. Robert Frindt says:

    When Gamil Gharbi (who changed his name to Marc Lepine) murdered 14 women and wounded 14 others at the University of Montreal, many saw it as a manifestation of extreme misogyny. But they refused to look at the source.

    The father, Rachid Gharbi, was an Algerian immigrant who had extreme hostility to women and believed that women had no place in any traditionally male workplace – anti-female views shared by Gamil Gharbi.

    If Canada had screened immigrants for un-Canadian values (like extreme misogyny), Rachid Gharbi would have been rejected as an immigrant to Canada.

    And the Montreal massacre never would have happened.

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