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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is once again organizing the December 6 Candle Light Vigil in Winnipeg to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, in conjunction with the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council Sunrise Memorial event.

Every year we are reminded of the fourteen women who were murdered by misogyny at École Polytechnique in Montréal on December 6, 1989,” states Maureen Morrison, equality representative for CUPE. “While we remember, we must also act to end violence against women, and all forms of sexual and gender-based violence and discrimination in the workplace, at home, and in the community.”

Who: Members of the community

What: Candle light vigil and walk to the Manitoba Legislature

When: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Meet at the Union Centre, 275 Broadway

December 6 is a stark reminder that sexual and gender-based violence is not an issue of the past” states Kelly Moist, president of CUPE Manitoba. “The disproportionate number of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, especially in Manitoba, makes it clear that we must take action now.”