QUÉBEC, ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec, « La tragédie du 6 décembre 1989 à l’École Polytechnique de Montréal », Robert De Coster, prés., Groupe de travail De Coster, Montréal, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1990. Other interpretations emphasize Lépine's abuse as a child or suggest that the massacre was simply the isolated act of a madman, unrelated to larger social issues. "Unbearable Witness: towards a Politics of Listening". Author of the article: The Canadian Press. p. B1. Le gouvernement a justifié cet amendement en affirmant qu'un renforcement du mandat ciblerait les chasseurs et tireurs sportifs plutôt que les criminels. ", Male students and staff expressed feelings of remorse for not having attempted to prevent the shootings, but Nathalie Provost, one of the survivors, said that she felt that nothing could have been done to prevent the tragedy, and that her fellow students should not feel guilty.  Their activities, along with others, led to the passage of Bill C-17 in 1992, and C-68, commonly known as the Firearms Act, in 1995, ushering in stricter gun control regulations.  These new regulations included requirements on the training of gun owners, screening of firearm applicants, 28-day waiting period on new applicants, rules concerning gun and ammunition storage, the registration of all firearms, magazine capacity restrictions for centre-fire semi automatics and firearm restrictions and prohibitions.  He disliked feminists, career women and women in traditionally male occupations, such as the police force. Interrupting the presentation, he demanded the students divide into males and females against opposite walls of the room. Puis, il ordonne aux hommes et aux femmes de se séparer en deux groupes distincts de chaque côté de la salle. The panel proposed a two-pronged "National Action Plan" consisting of an "Equality Action Plan" and a "Zero Tolerance Policy" designed to increase women's equality and reduce violence against women through government policy. Some pro-feminist men called for self-criticism. , Lépine continued into the second floor corridor and wounded three students before entering another room where he twice attempted to shoot a female student. "Amid the tragedy, miracles of survival". "A quiet goodbye for slain women". La lettre (sans la liste de femmes) a finalement été publiée dans le journal La Presse, dans lequel Pelletier était alors éditorialiste. », « en suggérant qu'il s'agissait simplement d'un acte contre un groupe », « la tragédie survenue à l'École polytechnique », « l'idée qu'il existe une forme de violence à l'égard des femmes dans notre société est maintenant plus acceptable. The selection committee was made up of presidents, principals and deans of engineering from several prestigious Canadian universities and chaired by Michèle Thibodeau-DeGuire, the first female graduate of École Polytechnique. Poirier, Patricia (March 1, 1990). Polytechnique: Consensus comes 30 years later that massacre was an anti-feminist act. Lortie, Marie-Claude (December 1, 1990). Hanes, Alison (2 December 2005). pt:Massacre da Escola Politécnica de Montreal As he fired, he angrily declared, “You are all feminists!” Student Nathalie Provost bravely tried to reason with her attacker, pleading they were just young students trying to learn, but her pleas were ignored as he took aim and fired 30 point-blank rounds at the women. Fourteen women lost their lives that day. At 14, Gamil changed his name to "Marc Lépine," citing his hatred of his father as the reason for taking his mother's surname. Il recharge son arme et se rend, à nouveau, à l'avant de la classe, tirant par intermittence dans toutes les directions. La coroner ne peut arriver à la conclusion que les 14 décès étaient tous inévitables en raison des délais entourant l’intervention des policiers et des premiers secours, contredisant ainsi les conclusions du SPCUM. Many consider veteran Police Lt. Pierre Leclair to be another victim.  He completed one of them in the winter of 1989. "Lépine avait des motifs "politiques"" (in French). Six were killed instantly, and three more laid injured as the shooter exited the classroom. Montreal, Québec. , Lépine then separated the nine women from the approximately fifty men and ordered the men to leave.  Subsequent changes to emergency response protocols led to praise of emergency responders' handling of the Dawson College shooting in 2006 in which one woman was killed by a shooter. He outlined his reasons for the attack including his anger towards feminists for seeking social changes that "retain the advantages of being women [...] while trying to grab those of the men. Est-ce que j'aurais pu sauver des vies ? In this perspective, feminist memorializing is considered socially divisive on the basis of gender and therefore harmful by bestowing guilt on all men, irrespective of individual propensity to violence against women.  Suzanne Laplante-Edward and Jim Edward, the parents of one of the victims, were also deeply involved. The anniversary of the massacre has been commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. He then opened fire on the students from left to right, killing six, and wounding three others, including Provost. D'autres personnes, notamment la journaliste Barbara Frum, ont questionné les motivations politiques de Lépine en disant que la population « diminuait » la tragédie « en suggérant qu'il s'agissait simplement d'un acte contre un groupe ». D'autres se sont rendu compte que les policiers étaient aussi effrayés qu'eux », déclare Claude Hamel, un psychologue de l'Université de Montréal qui a rencontré plusieurs des étudiants en état de choc. "Poly un an après : Psychose? He fired on students in the front row and then killed two women who were trying to escape the room, while other students dove under their desks. École Polytechnique Tragedy (Montreal Massacre) On December 6, 1989, a man named Marc Lépine entered a mechanical engineering classroom at Montreal 's École Polytechnique armed with a semi-automatic weapon.