Poet Examines Impact of Mass Violence | Northumberland Today

Ask a Canadian what 9/11 is all about and chances are they will answer that it refers to America’s worst mass murder. Tell Canadians that 6/23 refers to Canada’s worst incident of mass murder and puzzled looks will be the response. It was June 23, 1985 when Air India flight 182 exploded off the coast of Ireland and 329 people – including 82 children under the age of 12 – perished, just like that. Two hundred sixty-eight of the dead had lived in Canada and the flight originated in our country.”

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