News December 6, 2007

Caucus of the 16th Legislative Assembly Observes National Day of Remembrance on Violence against Women

YELLOWKNIFE (December 6, 2007) - The nineteen Members of the Legislative Assembly began their Caucus deliberations today by observing one minute of silence to acknowledge the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. In 1991, Parliament established December 6 as a national day of remembrance to memorialize the fourteen women, all engineering students attending L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montréal, who were killed in the Montreal Massacre. 

Caucus Chair Wendy Bisaro says, “My colleagues and I believe it important to remember the fourteen women who died in Montreal in 1989 and to acknowledge all women whose lives have been or continue to be touched by violence.” 

Members of the 16th Assembly affirmed their commitment to a zero-tolerance policy toward violence by way of a unanimous motion adopting conduct guidelines that read, “As a legislator, I will do my best to fulfill my duties in the Legislature, the public, my constituents, and my colleagues with integrity and honour.” The full text of the conduct guidelines are available on the Legislative Assembly’s Internet website at www.assembly.gov.nt.ca. 

For more information contact: 

Wendy Bisaro, Caucus Chair 
MLA Frame Lake 
P: 867-669-2274 
F: 867-873-0276 
Email: wendy_bisaro@gov.nt.ca