Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women & the 23rd Anniversary of the Montréal Massacre

23 years ago today, Marc Lepine entered the Universite de Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique with a hunting rifle. He chose one classroom, and told all of the men to to leave the room. He then systematically shot every woman in the room. After he was finished in the classroom, he walked through the school, continuing to shoot women before he put the gun to his own head and killed himself.

In his suicide note, Lepine blamed feminists for ruining his life. He also had a hit list of 19 women other women that he wanted to kill because they were feminists.

The Women That Died:
Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student.
Helène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student.
Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student.
Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student.
Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department.
Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student.
Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student.
Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student.
Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student.
Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student.
Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student.
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student