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On December 6, sisters and brothers in CUPE join Canadians from coast to coast in remembering CUPE member Maryse Laganir0065 and the thirteen other women who were killed in the 1989 massacre at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.

And in remembering this senseless, hateful act, we feel anew our sorrow, our anger and our determination. More than any other, this tragic act has served to galvanize our resolve to put an end to violence against women in all its forms.

In the eleven years since the massacre, we have mobilized actively to help end physical and psychological abuse. And we have made real progress a fitting tribute to the memory of these women. But there remains much to do, and many of our gains are under attack.

So, I invite you on this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women to recommit yourself to this struggle for the good of women and men, girls and boys, here and everywhere, now and in the future.

Write the Prime Minister

Please write to the Prime Minister asking the federal government to commit funding to womens shelters, centres and sexual assault and rape crisis centres.

Judy Darcy

CUPE National President