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Global Winnipeg: ‘It could’ve been me’: Manitoba women reflect on 34th anniversary of Montreal Massacre

December 6, 2023 — 

On the 34th anniversary of a mass shooting that saw 14 women murdered at a Montreal university by an anti-feminist gunman, women in Manitoba say it’s important for Canadians to remember what happened and to commemorate the names of the victims.

Known as the Montreal Massacre, most of the young victims of the Dec. 6, 1989, shooting at École Polytechnique de Montréal were engineering students.

Makenna Coldwell, co-president of the Women of Manitoba Engineers Network, said the fact that the victims were just attending school with the goal of becoming engineers hits close to home.

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