Mr. Speaker, on December 6, 1989, 14 female engineering students were gunned down at École Polytechnique in Montreal. An entire generation is still grieving as a result of this horrible act of violence.
Twenty-eight years ago, 14 young women were killed and another 14 were injured simply because they were women.
Every year we have a duty to honour the memory of these women who were so brutally robbed of their future.
Every day, women experience persistent and disproportionate violence that men will never have to face. On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, let us stand up and commit to building a Canada where women and girls can live without the fear of violence.
Together, let us build a country where women and girls can move about freely without fear, work without fear, and study without fear.