Peter MacKay's comments on Montreal massacre set off Twitter furor

With the anniversary of the 1989 Montreal Massacre just days away, Justice Minister Peter MacKay set off a political firestorm on Tuesday afternoon when he told the House of Commons that 'we may never understand ... why these women were singled out for this horrific act of violence.'

Justice minister told the House 'we may never understand' why women were singled out by Marc Lepine

Justice Minister Peter Mackay speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 . (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

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