Mr. Speaker, December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
This day was established so that we never forget the young women who lost their lives at École polytechnique in Montreal just because they were women.
Violence against women is still as relevant today. Even though 27 years has passed, the shock our nation felt that day remains with us. We join with the families and friends of these young women, with the people of Montreal, and with all Canadians mourning their loss.
Every action that we take to put an end to violence counts. Together, we can build a society where women and girls are treated equally and with respect.
Every action we take in our communities to stop gender-based violence matters.