TORONTO – Today, MPP Mitzie Hunter issued the following statement on the 30th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre.
“Today marks 30 years since the unspeakable act of gender-based violence at the l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. 14 young women were viciously murdered in an act of misogynist hate. Today, we honour their lives which were unjustly taken from them. We join with their family, friends, and women across our country to remember them and stand against violence against women.
“30 years later, gender-based violence still affects women across Canada. It is important that we recognize that gender-based violence disproportionately affects marginalized populations. Women who identify as Indigenous, LGBTQI2+, and as persons with disabilities experience violence at higher rates than the general population.
“The enormous loss of these 14 women is still felt today. On this somber anniversary, we remember them and reaffirm our commitment to ending all forms of violence against women.”