As a union that represents so many engineers, December 6 is an important day for us all to remember.
We remember these 14 women who were massacred on December 6, 1989 at École Polytechnique de Montréal. They were killed because of misogyny and a hated of feminism. They were killed because they were women trying to pursue careers in a field that, at the time, people considered a men's field. We must stand up every day against these kinds of ideas and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our sisters in our workplaces to make sure that every Society-represented workplace is a safe place for women.
So, today, let's remember the names of the women who were massacred for pursuing a dream that so many of our members share.