The Canadian Progressive: A continuum of unabated violence: Remembering the massacre at École Polytechnique

In 1982, the late NDP MP Margaret Mitchell was laughed down by her fellow MPs when she stood in the House of Commons and presented evidence showing that one in 10 men battered their wives in Canada. In 1989, Marc Lepine killed 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. Today, every six days, ...

Montreal Simon: Remembering the Murdered Women of the École Polytechnique.

In Montreal this evening, fourteen rays of light will rise into the sky, one after the other, from the summit of Mount Royal.So all Montrealers can see them, and remember the fourteen young women who were murdered twenty eight years ago today at the École Polytechnique. Murdered by a man who hated women.Read more »

Alberta Politics: They can still feel shame! Conservative leaders duck and cover in wake of Saturday’s disgraceful display

PHOTOS: Chris Alexander, at the moment the chant of “lock her up” began from the right-wing mob at the Alberta Legislature Saturday. Does this look to you like a man who is “shocked, taken aback, mortified even”? Me neither. Below: Michael Chong, Deepak Obhrai, Rona Ambrose and Brian Jean, all among the conservative leaders running ...

Impolitical: December 6th, 1989

Where were you? I will never forget. I was in my first year of law school in Windsor and watched this, or maybe it was a CTV report, on the national news with my roommate Marian. There was no internet (!), no smart phones, no Twitter, no blogs, nada. This is how we saw the ...