Please join us in calling on the Harper government to stop putting the safety of frontline workers and women across the country at risk with the proposed elimination of the gun registry.
Join Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) members outside the Westin Hotel (11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa) at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6 for a march to Parliament Hill and a rally to save the gun registry and end violence against women. Guest speakers at the rally will include Nycole Turmel, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Tracy Gierman, Executive Director of the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses.
Please join us and support this important cause!
Bill C-19 would eliminate the gun registry and destroy all of the data it has collected. It is currently before the House of Commons. The gun registry was established, in part, in response to the December 6, 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal, where 14 women were murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school.
Parliament introduced the gun registry in 1995. Since the establishment of the registry, gun-violence against women in Canada has declined. Its continued use is an important tool to reduce violence against women and frontline workers.