Friday, December 7

A table was set for 14 who will never attend

Fourteen seats remained empty last night around a single table in the St. George banquet hall in Waterloo.

A black and white photo and a red rose sat at each place -- one for each of the 14 young women who inspired the solemn gathering, but who will never have the chance to attend.

Last night was the 18th anniversary of the day a man walked into Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal and murdered 14 women.

In one of hundreds of ceremonies held across Canada, members of the Canadian Federation of University Women gathered to remember that night and reflect on the problem of violence against women.

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