Well today was the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, when a crazed gunman shot down 14 female engineering students in Montréal simply because they were women. I was in my last year of high school, about to enter an engineering program, and this hit close to home, especially for my female friends who were considering the same faculty. Which is why, 11 years later, I attended a candlelight vigil in the -22 C weather.
One of the speakers at the annual vigil spoke of not only mourning the fallen, but celebrating the living. "Cry, yes;" she said, "but laugh too, for once we give into despair, there can be no hope." So it is in that spirit that I present today's EyeView article...On the way home, I spotted this headline on a copy of today's Financial Post newspaper. A little laughter to lighten the sadness; a little candle to light the darkness.