December 6, 1989 - 20th Anniversary Commemorative Video (2009) - FULL VIDEO
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This video commemorates the 14 women killed during a shooting rampage at École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec on December 6, 1989. It was intended to mark the 20th anniversary of a landmark event in Canadian history that, in turn, galvanized a nation-wide movement to stop gun violence and violence against women. The tragic event and subsequent public outcy over gun violence eventually lead to the creation of Canada's national gun registry in 1995.
The video (12:26 running time) was first screened at the CAW Council meeting in Toronto, Ontario (December 4-6, 2009). During this meeting CAW Council delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution calling on the union to reinforce its commitment to end violence against women.
At the time this video was created, the Conservative government lead by Stephen Harper actively lead a campaign to abolish the national gun registry in Canada.
The video was created and produced by CAW members Billy O'Neil (Local 707) and Kim Crump (Local 88) through the CAW Women's Department.
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