Open letter: Ten Liberal Members of Parliament were elected in this province of Nova Scotia, all signed this statement alleging there is a “feminists analysis” in the review process for the NS mass shooting. There is no evidence to back your statement.
Statement by Nova Scotia Feminists Fighting Femicide: “As feminists we are infuriated with this “father knows best” patronizing process of proceeding with a review versus an inquiry.”
Statement by the Nova Scotia Senators on the independent review of the mass shooting. “Today’s announcement by Ministers Blair and Furey follows a three month wait for action. The Senators are pleased to learn of the federal provincial initiative, but they had hoped for a different outcome. As had the families and friends of the victims.”
The Immigrant Migrant Women’s Association of Halifax (IMWAH) adds its voice to the call for the provincial and federal governments to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the mass femicidal and homicidal killings of April 18th and 19th in Nova Scotia.
On June 7th and on June 29th letters were sent by a number of Nova Scotian Senators to Ministers Blair and Furey regarding the pressing need to establish a joint federal/ provincial, equally led, public inquiry into the recent Nova Scotia mass shootings and related events.
The Senators are expanding their call to action to include Ministers Lametti, Monsef and Regan to further highlight the importance of ensuring that a feminist lens is employed as part of this investigation so as to ensure that a fulsome picture of the events that led to this atrocity are understood and ultimately addressed.
Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald on why the inquiry into the mass shooting requires a feminist analysis that considers femicidal violence as distinct from homicidal violence.
Members of the CUPE Nova Scotia Transition House Sector Committee (NSTHSC) are adding their voices to the call for the provincial and federal government to conduct a comprehensive, transparent public inquiry into the mass shooting murders that occurred in April.
How to describe the mass shooter’s behaviour? This question takes us back to 1993, the year we came face-to-face with the knowledge that there are those who live, work, and play among us, even in Nova Scotia, whose behaviours must be described as actions of human evil, write Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald.
Petition: The mass murders in Nova Scotia were not “senseless.” They were predictable. We need an independent public inquiry with a feminist analysis of the persistent pattern of Nova Scotian women beaten, burned, sexually assaulted, stalked, strangled, shot, stabbed, tortured, trafficked, murdered (femicide), disappeared, and dismembered.
Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald: What is the life and value of a woman or girl worth? Almost nothing if the hard and painful realities of systemic sexism, misogyny, men’s assaults, torture, and femicides are not laid bare on Nova Scotian soil in a federal-provincial inquiry or review. TW graphic descriptions of rape, violence and torture.