Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Memorial by susanvg
Memorial, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Today is the twenty-second anniversary of the massacre at the École Polytechnique. I wrote about it before.  Out of this sad event, Canada enacted a gun registry. Now the "Harper Government" wants to sack the long gun registry, as it is, according to them, not fair to hunters and farmers. Odd that no one thinks registering a car is not fair but guns should be exempt. The police would like to keep the registry; they say it helps them know if there are guns present when called out. You can learn more here.

The government of Quebec wants to start its own gun registry and wants the records for Quebec owned guns. The Harper government wants to destroy all the records, which the tax payers have paid for. This government does not represent me.

We will remember the women who were killed and will, in their names, continue to fight for the conditions that prevent violence to women.

We will not forget
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
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

Park to Remember


  1. “Odd that no one thinks registering a car is not fair but guns should be exempt.”

    I can’t agree you more. I’ve heard many people have guns for self protection in the USA but don’t know about Canada. Wish you no guns society. This tragedy must not be repeated.

  2. Beautiful tribute. Love the angle of this shot - draws the eye in and around. Hopefully, the conflict can be resolved, as well!

  3. This is so sad. Your post will help many remember the women who were killed. I like that you have listed their names. I will lift those names up in my prayers today.