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Quebec is taking a new approach to the fight against domestic violence and femicides by introducing tracking bracelets designed to keep violent partners away from victims.

Public Security Minister Geneviève Guilbault made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday, where she mentioned the troubling number of femicides in Quebec over the past year — an amount she said "traumatized" Quebecers.

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In December 1989, Marc Lépine entered a mechanical engineering class at Montreal's École Polytechnique and separated nine women, ordering the men to leave the room. He notoriously told the class he was fighting feminism before killing 14 Quebec women.

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