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On December 6th, 1989, Marc Lépine walked into l'École Polytechnique in Montreal. Armed with a gun he walked through the corridors of the school and killed a few women before holding a classroom hostage and killing 10 women found in the classroom. Only women were targetted, in total 14 were killed, and in the suicide note left on his body Lépine commented that he was commiting suicide for political reasons, that Feminists angered him for trying to 'steal privilege from men.' This is distinctly considered an act of terrorism against women.

It prompted Canada to make December 6th a National day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in 1991.


  • Geneviève Bergeron - age 21
  • Hélène Colgan - age 23
  • Nathalie Croteau - age 23
  • Barbara Daigneault - age 22
  • Anne-Marie Edward - age 21
  • Maud Haviernick - age 29
  • Barbara Maria Klucznik - age 31
  • Maryse Leclair - age 23
  • Annie St.-Arneault - age 23
  • Michèle Richard - age 21
  • Maryse Laganière - age 25
  • Anne-Marie Lemay - age 22
  • Sonia Pelletier - age 28
  • Annie Turcotte - age 21

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