Ken Neumann Statement on 25th Anniversary of December 6

This is the 25th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, and we have many reasons to pause and reflect. In 1989, a man murdered 14 young female engineering students at the École Polytechnique, just for daring to believe that they could break out of gender stereotypes.

Violence is still too present in the lives of Canada's women and girls. At least 1,200 aboriginal women and girls have gone missing or been murdered since 1980, according to RCMP research. Recent newscasts are full of stories of physical violence against women, such as the vicious beating of young Rinelle Harper in Winnipeg, and of verbal and psychological harassment. As a result, Canadians are engaging in a vigourous and progressive debate about how to end all these forms of violence.

And now Canada's unions, including the United Steelworkers, have released the results of a nation-wide survey looking at the impact of domestic violence on our work lives. Almost 9,000 workers took part in the survey. The results are shocking, and demand action.

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