The City of Sherbrooke will display the flags of City Hall at half-mast on Wednesday, December 6 to mark the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The suggestion comes from the councilor Pierre Avard, who had expressed the wish on Monday to the municipal council. The City confirmed Tuesday that it acceded to his request.
At the beginning of the message period, Chantal L’Esperance first underlined the importance of this national day. “28 years ago, on December 6, 1989, 14 women lost their lives at École Polytechnique. Normally, you wear a small white ribbon. With the change of board, we did not know where the little ribbons were, but the other years we wore it. We must always remember what happened to live in a world where men and women can live together without violence. ”
The anniversary of the Polytechnique tragedy day now possible to annually highlight the letter against violence against women. Pierre Avard wanted to go further than wearing the white ribbon.
“In my old life, I always had the duty to mark December 6th. We organized for several years the candlelit march of the Wick Green. The profits were donated to the CALACS of Estrie. I listened to Madame L’Esperance, who recalled that they were wearing a white ribbon. I think we should do more than that. For me, the city should put the flags at half mast to mark that day. City signs should also remind you that December 6th is the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Especially with what we’ve heard in the last few weeks. The city should take a stand in relation to violence against women. ”
The electronic boards of the City therefore also broadcast a commemorative message.