47 minutes | May 11, 2020

8 | Marc Lepine Canadian Mass Murderer

In 1989, students at the Ecole Polytechique in Montreal were looking forward to their Christmas break. But the hopes and dreams of 14 ambitious young women were shattered that day by a gunman on an ideologically driven rampage. We’ll pay tribute to the dead and we’ll also look at why he did it. Marc Lépine wanted to be a martyr, but he made himself into a monster. As we’ll learn, things are rarely black and white. Thanks for listening! Here’s how you can get in touch with comments and suggestions:Twitter: @PrashsMurderMap Email: prashsmurdermap@gmail.comCredits:Research, writing, narration and audio arrangement by PrashDisclaimer read by JessicaCharacter Voices: Jessica and EricRecommended Podcasts:True Crime Island https://www.truecrimeisland.com/Music:https://www.dl-sounds.com/Night Break by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4125-night-breakDark Times by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3611-dark-timesStay The Course by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5048-stay-the-courseScreen Saver by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5715-screen-saverA Very Brady Special by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5760-a-very-brady-specialAll music by Kevin Macleod as per License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Sources:Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada website https://bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/about-us/Chauvin, Pierre, “Let hate go, says mother of Montreal Massacre shooter Marc Lépine”, 2015, The Globe and Mail NewspaperDeseret News, “Canadian Gunman’s Father beat wife, kids, divorce papers show,”, 1989, https://www.deseret.com/1989/12/10/18836121/canadian-gunman-s-father-beat-wife-kids-divorce-papers-showDowson, Anne Lagacé, “Ecole Polytechnique: Legacy of a Hate Crime”, 2014, Ricochet, https://ricochet.media/en/245/legacy-of-a-hate-crimeGaysina, Darya & Thompson, Ellen Jo, 2017, “Are your parents to blame for your psychological problems?”, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/are-your-parents-to-blame-for-your-psychological-problems-81203LeBlanc, Daniel & White, Patrick, 2020, “Canada set to ban assault style weapons, including AR-15 and the gun used in Polytechnique massacre,” The Globe and Mail, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-ottawas-gun-ban-to-target-ar-15-and-the-weapon-used-during/“Marc Lépine”, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_L%C3%A9pineMellor, Lee, “Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing,” 2013, Dundurn Press, CanadaPatel, Arti, “11 Canadian Women Who Were ‘Firsts’ In Their Fields”, 2016, Huffington Post, https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/06/30/famous-canadian-women_n_10758238.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvLnVrLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADcoU_CoVeBJXmhwHnIwe6eoaDZVjsy0DzspJKlphuQZL6E20IjagIALE5MLfsPUT8ZnIcBfl01TcYqcMhumTQgE3FZbo7hIJEsoeYSzRKtgwLbn78G44hTs4z5qJB_uWhUway1u1g9ReLeW42MhSV4RTZhdgF6vReXDZe1axWRK“Polytechnique” film, 2009, directed by Denis Villeneuve https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194238/The Fifth Estate Montreal Massacre Legacy Of Pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spsAJ76rP3I“True North: 12 Amazing Canadian Women”, 2019, A Mighty Girl Blog https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12590Wallace, Bruce, “The Making of A Mass Killer”, 1989, Maclean’s Archive, https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1989/12/18/the-making-of-a-mass-killer“Women at War”, 2019, Veterans Affairs Canada, https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/historical-sheets/women
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