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Montreal Massacre killer was bossy with women

For 45 minutes on Dec. 6, 1989 an enraged gunman roamed the corridors of Montreal's École Polytechnique and killed 14 women. Marc Lepine, 25, separated the men from the women and before opening fire on the classroom of female engineering students he screamed, "I hate feminists." Almost immediately, the Montreal Massacre became a galvanizing moment in which mourning turned into outrage about all violence against women.

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Marc Lepine's lab partner says he gave her orders.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: Dec. 8, 1989
Guest: Sylvie Drouin
Host: Barbara Frum
Duration: 5:35

Last updated: November 25, 2014

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