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December 6, 2017

United Conservatives remember victims of gender-based violence


United Conservative Status of Women Critic Leela Aheer issued the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:

“December 6th is a solemn anniversary where Canadians pause to remember the 14 bright young women who were brutally murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal 28 years ago. These promising students were targeted simply because they were women – an act of gender-based violence so extreme, it shook Canadians from coast to coast.

Today is also a day of action. A day where we recommit ourselves to rooting out gender-based violence wherever we find it. Whether it’s online, in the workplace, down the street or even in our own homes, we can’t be afraid to speak up and speak out. It’s only when we shine a light on these crimes, and those who commit them, that we will finally be able to put an end to them.

On behalf of the UCP Caucus, I am proud to pay tribute to the women who lost their lives in Montreal, and to all women across Canada who have suffered as a result of gender-based violence.”