National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 6, 2023

On behalf of the OLC Women’s Committee Chair

Good morning,

Today, December 6th, 2023, marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  It is a day to commemorate the 14 lives lost at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique in 1989 as well as lives lost to femicide and gender-based violence throughout the year.  This year marks the 34th year since that horrendous attack.

As we continue to recognize the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence that commenced November 25th on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and culminating December 10th on International Human Rights Day we reaffirm our commitment to act against gender-based violence.

The annual vigil in Ottawa is being held this evening at 6:00pm at Minto Park (corner of Elgin street and Gilmour street) at the site of the Ottawa Women’s Monument.  Please attend if you can.

Thank you.

In solidarity,

Chrisy Tremblay
Ottawa Labour Council Women’s Committee Chair

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