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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

We Remember

It was on this day in 1989 that Marc Lepine massacred 14 female engineering students at L'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
























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These young women were in the prime of their lives entering a profession still dominated by men. For their killer it was a hate crime against women.

Canada was changed forever by this mindless crime. Canada, under the leadership of women, redoubled its efforts to bring about effective gun control. To a large degree this has been accomplished with changes in legislation. It certainly has made gun control a widely accepted value in Canada, which contrast with our American neighbours.

If you want to read a little about this crime read Marc Lepine - The Montreal Massacre - The Crime library or École Polytechnique massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3 Comments:

At 10:26 p.m., Blogger Mary said...

Philip,

A sad chapter in Canadian history. I remember this well. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Mary

 
At 7:38 p.m., Blogger Renie Burghardt said...

A most interesting read! I learned some things tonight. Very sad events.

Your recent storm pictures look great! I love looking at snow pictures as long as the snow is somewhere else.

Holiday cheers,

Renie

 
At 10:34 a.m., Blogger Neva said...

I wish we had gun control here in America.

 

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