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Wisconsin weeps: Vigil held for victims of mass shooting

A candlelight vigil was held last night for victims of the mass shooting.
A candlelight vigil was held last night for victims of the mass shooting of Sikhs in Wisconsin. (Photo: Overpass Light Brigade)

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Mothers of gun violence victims call for help to save the gun registry this Mother's Day

Open letter, May 6, 2011

In response to the recent election, we, the mothers of victims of gun violence, are calling on politicians to stand up for public safety. During the election it became clear that many candidates were ill-informed about how important the gun registry is as a tool for police.


Stop violence against women as we remember the Ecole Polytechnique murders

To commemorate December 6, the day when 14 women were massacred in Montreal's Polytechnical Institute in 1989, and in protest of the violence which women continue to suffer in Québec, Canada and around the world, we, the Collective of Women of Diverse Origins whole-heartedly supports the resolutions which came out of the Workshop on Violence Against Women, at the Montreal International Women's Conference August 13-15, 2010.

The workshop was attended by women from around the world; the conference brought together over 400 participants from 32 countries. It culminated in the forming of an anti-imperialist International Women's Alliance.


Victims of gun violence appalled at Toronto mayoralty candidate Ford’s remarks

October 22, 2010 For immediate release:

Victims of gun violence and public safety experts expressed their shock at comments by mayoralty candidate Rob Ford on gun control.



Gun registry is not a threat to freedom

On a list of favourite activities, renewing my car registration would rank rather low. Still, having done it recently, I can attest that it didn't feel like an assault on my freedom.

Other car owners with me in line seemed similarly undisturbed, apparently realizing this was part of a rather sensible system of licensing and registering drivers and vehicles in an attempt to ensure that the powerful, motorized vehicles we drive at great speeds kill and injure fewer people.

Yet, strangely, this week parliamentarians seem set to vote for a Conservative private member's bill to scrap a registry that provides a similar system of regulatory control -- but for a product that is far more likely to kill.

Attack on the long-gun registry: An interview with Wendy Cukier

Wendy Cukier is the president of the Coalition for Gun Control (CGC) and a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. The CGC is an alliance of more than 300 policing, public safety and violence prevention organizations including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Canadian Public Health Association, and YWCA of Canada. The coalition was founded after the Montreal Massacre in 1989, when 14 women were shot to death and 13 more were injured at the École Polytechnique de Montréal.


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