For Immediate Release
December 6th, 2017

Mayor Crombie’s Statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Mayor Bonnie Crombie issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:

“Twenty-eight years ago today, 14 female engineering students at L’ École Polytechnique were murdered by an act of gender-based violence – they died because they were women.

“We mark this day each year to commemorate them, but also to reflect on violence against women in our society.  Despite the progress we have made, there is still lots of work to be done to achieve full and substantive gender equality. We must reaffirm our commitment to the ongoing work for gender equality everywhere.

“As we mark the 28th anniversary of this horrific day, we must recommit ourselves to raising awareness of and taking action to eliminate gender-based violence against women.  Ending gender-based violence is a shared responsibility.  I encourage all of you to reflect on actions we can all take in our daily lives to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and members of council, I join with all Mississaugans and Canadians in memory of the tragedy that occurred on December 6, 1989.  We mourn with the families of the 14 women that were victims of this horrible act of violence and we stand together with all women and girls who have been targets of gender-based violence to demonstrate that violence against women will never be tolerated.”