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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

National Day of Remembrance and Action
on Violence against Women

December 6, 2010

WHEREAS December 6 is recognized across Canada as a day to remember the 14 young women who lost their lives in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

This day presents an opportunity to acknowledge the women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality and remember those who have died as a result of gender-based violence.

Education is one of the keys to ending violence against females. The elimination of violence benefits society as a whole and requires the participation of all stakeholders and sectors.

The City of Toronto continues to take a leadership role in working towards building a society in which everyone has the right to live in conditions of dignity, respect and peace.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Rob Ford, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim December 6, 2010 as “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women” in Toronto, to pay tribute to all women who are or have been victims of violence, and in remembrance of the victims of the Montréal Massacre.