Anchor for this item posted by Bernard Tremblay at Monday, December 09, 2002; Monday, December 09, 2002

Every year around this time I'm haunted by the murder of 14 female students in what has become known as the "Montreal Massacre". My pre-occupation with this was such that, three years ago, on the way back from the commemorative vigil, contemplating the pacivity of the male peers who left the murderer to do his will without protest (I was imagining how they would have abandoned me to act alone had I reacted with appropriate violence against him) I slipped on an iced patch of sidewalk; the fall ended my university career ... self-imolation?

Here is the best report on the events I've found:
Women, Violence and the Montreal Massacre, by Lee Lakeman - Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter