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Monument to slain women unveiled

Last Updated: Sunday, December 5, 1999 | 9:36 PM ET

A monument honouring the 14 women killed during the Ecole Polytechnique massacre was revealed Sunday in Montreal.

It was created by artist Rose-Marie Goulet and is called Nef pour Quatorze Reines, which translates as Nave for 14 Queens.

The families of the victims attended the inauguration at Place du 6 Décembre, near the university.

On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine gunned down 14 engineering students on their last day of classes.

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