Ceremonies mark 27 years since Montreal massacre
|CTVnews 06 Dec 2016 at 09:51|
MONTREAL - Polytechnique Montreal opted for a simple commemoration today to mark the 27th anniversary of the massacre that saw 14 women gunned down at the school.
A bouquet of 14 white roses was placed at a memorial plaque in honour of the 13 students and one staff member killed on Dec. 6, 1989.
The school says campus flags are also lowered to half-mast from dawn until dusk today.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement today saying the women were killed "simply because they were women."
He says the statistics relating to violence against girls and women are unacceptable and he encouraged a conversation about how to end gender-based violence.