On December 6, 2012, ceremonies took place across Ontario and Canada to honour and remember the 14 young woman killed at Montreal’s L’Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Vigil in Midland
Unfortunately, violence against women did not end with the horrific tragedy in Montreal over 23 years ago. At a vigil in Midland a few weeks ago, Rachel Leck, of Ferguson Barristers, read the names and details of 18 Ontario women who were violently killed by their male partners in 2012.
Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer Rachel Leck
In addition to her busy law practice, Rachel is the current chairperson of Huronia Transition Homes which includes La Maison Rosewood Shelter. Rosewood provides emergency shelter and support for abused and homeless women and their children.
At the vigil, a number of community members, including Rachel, spoke about violence against women and the need for change.
Click here to read the Simcoe.com article “Victims of violence remembered” about the Midland vigil and about Rachel’s committment to speak out against sexism in her role as a lawyer.