Quebec Premier François Legault called on men to end violence against women "chez nous," during a press conference on March 3.\nThe premier's comments came in the wake of a double homicide in Sainte-Sophie, Quebec that left two women dead. \nEditor's Choice: Quebec Wants You To Watch Out For Scammers Offering Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccines For A Fee\n\nJ'ai un message important aux hommes: La souffrance, ça ne va jamais être une excuse pour utiliser la violence. Si vous souffrez, allez chercher de l'aide. On vit dans une société civilisée. Toutes les femmes et tous nos enfants ont droit à un milieu sécuritaire. pic.twitter.com/KWWjhNrwC4— François Legault (@francoislegault) March 4, 2021\n\n"It doesn't make sense ... I [want] to talk to men, man to man. There's nothing masculine [or] virile to be violent with a woman," Legault said.\n"On the contrary, I find that cowardly. It's time for men to band together [and] talk to our boys [and] our friends."\nThe premier said he hoped relief measures coming into effect on March 8 will improve the situation at the province's women's shelters.\n"It doesn't make sense that in 2021 we live like barbarians," he said. "We're in a civilized society. All women and all our children have the right to a secure environment."\n\nDouble-homicide during curfew hours\nSergeant Jean-Raphaël Drolet of the Sûreté du Québec Ouest (SQ) told MTL Blog that, on March 1, an altercation broke out around 9 p.m. in a single-family home on Rue Samson in Sainte-Sophie, an hour north of Montreal.\nTwo women were critically injured on the scene and transported to a Montreal-area hospital, he said.\nThe 60-year-old woman, identified as Sylvie Bisson, died from her injuries on March 1. The 28-year-old woman, named Myriam Dallaire, died on March 2. \nA 33-year-old male suspect collided with another vehicle on Rue Bélanger in Saint-Jérôme shortly after the SQ found both female victims.\nBoth drivers were transported to a hospital with serious injuries. However, the SQ told MTL Blog the injuries of both drivers are no longer considered life-threatening.\nThe SQ would not specify the nature of the relationship between the suspect and the women.