DECEMBER 6TH HAS NEW MEANING FOR THOSE AT WOMEN'S VIGIL 12/7/2017 9:10:04 AM
This year's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women was a little more poignant in Renfrew County. December 6th is the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre where 14 women were murdered for being women and being feminists. December 6 was also the day that Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam's murderer was sentenced to life behind bars. Pamela Cross, a feminist lawyer and law reform advocate on violence against women, was a guest speaker at a vigil held in Eganville to honour women who were murdered in acts of violence against women. She says this year it was important to her to be in Renfrew County on this day.
Cross added that the sentencing isn't the end of the story, but rather it's the end of a chapter about the criminal response to the harm caused by Borutski.