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Brampton opens gender-equality training to city staff on anniversary of École Polytechnique massacre

In commemoration of the tragic Montreal massacre where 14 women were killed in an anti-feminist attack, Brampton City Council launches enhanced gender-equity training for its staff, led by councillors Rowena Santos and Navjit Kaur Brar. The training aims to confront the pervasive issue of gender-based and intimate partner violence, with Santos emphasizing its challenging nature. Brampton’s move comes as part of its broader campaign against such violence, exemplified by recent calls to recognize femicide in Canada’s Criminal Code, following the tragic killing of Brampton woman Davinder Kaur by her estranged husband. The initiative also aligns with the Peel Committee Against Women Abuse’s efforts to raise awareness about the prevalence of gender-based violence, highlighting the urgent need for action and systemic change.