Canada: Remembering the victims of the Montreal massacre

The 6 December is the anniversary of the Montreal massacre, when a man armed with a semi-automatic military weapon shot and killed 14 women, and injured a further 13 people at L'École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. The shooting prompted changes in Canada's gun laws including the introduction of a central gun registry. The Coalition for Gun Control (CGC) said, “The gun registry is an essential tool used 14,000 times a day by authorities to take preventative action and support criminal investigations. There is clear evidence that stronger gun control has made Canadians – particularly women – safer, leading to major declines in homicides, suicides, accidents and robberies”. More