Twenty years after that fateful day, we the survivors and former students would ask that you reflect on how far we have come and how far we have yet to go. The murders sparked renewed interest and commitment to promoting women in engineering and technology, to ending violence against women and to strengthening gun laws. In each case, we have made progress but there is much left to do.
Arising Women is holding a "Remembering the Victims and Celebrating the Survivors of Violence Against Women Dinner and Performance." The cost of the event is $100.00 a person and all proceeds will go to Arising Women. If you, or anyone you know, may be interested in attending this event I would be glad to send you an invitation either my e-mail or mail.
Your support for the empowerment of women and girls is greatly appreciated.
Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre, too...
Gunning for the Gun Registry
November 2, 2009 4:32 PM |
By Alison Crawford, CBC
According to my own informal survey of rural opposition MPs, it looks like Candice Hoeppner's bill to abolish the long gun registry is well on its way to becoming law.
The vote on second reading is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4.
And because C-391 is a private member's bill, it'll be a free vote. That means MPs are freed from the usual requirement of voting along party lines.
The Conservative Party's new tactic in the House of Commons is gender
based heckling. When women opposition MPs speak,the heckling by the
Conservatives becomes so loud so as to drown out the questions of
these elected women. They are using their noise and numbers in an
attempt to silence women in the house. This was demonstrated 2 days
ago when Carolyn Bennett (LIB) rose to ask a question in the House.
Megan Leslie (NDP) has also spoken out about this issue.
Yesterday Jack Layton made the following statement in
521. That's the official number of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada since 1980. But for one family from Kahnawake, only one woman truly matters.
Jillian Kestler-D'Amours has more, for Concordia Reports. (Camera person: Maria Tomlinson)
Buying Sex IS NOT a Sport.
The flesh trade is a sophisticated, multi-billion dollar industry based on the buying and selling of sexual access to the bodies of poor women and children. Women are routinely trafficked both domestically and internationally to serve as the "supply" for this "demand." Canada already has a robust problem with trafficking, and with thousands of visitors coming for the 2010 Olympic Games we will only see a rise in this exploitation. Come hear about trafficking in Canada and how you can effect change in your community.
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