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[All photos: Getty]Tuesday marks the 27th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre.On Dec. 6, 1989, 25-year-old Marc Lépine walked into École Polytechnique armed with a Mini-14 rifle and a hunting knife. He shot and stabbed 27 people, killing 14 women before turning the gun on himself.Although the unfortunate event took place over a quarter of a century ago, it remains relevant and important even today.According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, half of all women above 16 in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence. Also, on any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and their 2,724 children sleep in shelters because it isn’t safe at home.With this in mind, we took a look at 10 celebrities who spoke out on violence against women, some of whom draw from personal experience. Click through the gallery above to see more and let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.More from our series commemorating the Montreal Massacre:‘I thought everything we'd gained, we'd have it forever’: Survivors of the Montreal Massacre on the vulnerability of progressMontreal Massacre left ‘indelible mark’ on an engineering community still striving for more womenSurvivors, activists work to keep the lessons of the Montreal Massacre resonating with young CanadiansVIDEO: How millennials are remembering the Montreal Massacre
Who doesn’t like shopping for a good cause?On Monday, three Canadian handbag designers will team up with eBay Canada for an exclusive collaboration. Three different bags will be sold through the site at a reduced price with 100 per cent of proceeds being donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The number of each design is limited so once they’re gone, they’re gone.Click through the gallery above to learn more about each bag and designer and then head to eBay.ca/Collaborations between April 11 and May 13 to pick up your favourite bag.
Thirty years ago, when I first came to Montreal, this was the sight that struck me. Massive screens in the lobby showcase photos of the city, a swing hangs nearby, there’s a DJ spinning music in a glass booth overhead and graffiti-inspired art is featured here and throughout the building.
If you’re anything like me, you travel to eat. While I enjoy taking in the sites of a new city as much as anyone else, in many ways I far prefer exploring the tastes. This past weekend, my friends and I made a quick road trip seven hours north of NYC to Montreal, the hip French-Canadian hub for legendary bagels and indulgent plates of poutine (both of which I ate multiple times throughout my two-day visit), nestled on a mountainous island in Quebec. We didn’t go in with much of a game plan, but rather a few food parameters: distinctly Canadian, definitely tasty, and within our recent-college-grad budgetary constrictions. Here are the spots we hit and the carbs we ate — and oh, how many carbs there were. All photos by Gillie Houston for Yahoo Food.