OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of
Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today issued the following
statement on Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on
Violence Against Women:
"Today is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence
This day was established by Canada's Parliament in 1991 to ensure
Canadians would never forget the tragic deaths of 14 young women who
were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989.
As we mourn the loss of these women today, we are also reminded of all
women and girls for whom violence - and the threat of violence - are
I encourage all Canadians to commemorate this day by wearing a while
ribbon, observing a minute of silence, or attending one of the solemn
vigils being held in communities across Canada.
The actions that Canadians take today will help to increase awareness,
inspire change, and bring an end to violence against women and girls."
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
For further information:
Government of Canada Efforts to address violence against women and girls
16 Facts and Actions Canadians could take to end violence against women and girls
For media inquiries only:
Director of Communications
Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C., O. Ont., M.P.
Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women