A look at some of the deadliest mass killings in Canada since the 1970s

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The deadliest massacres in Canadian history
WATCH:Nova Scotia RCMP say “in excess of 19” people died as a result of the 12-hour shooting spree in multiple rural communities. It is among the deadliest rampages Canada has ever seen. Here’s a look at some of the other mass murders in Canada’s modern history – Apr 21, 2020

Here are some of the deadliest mass killings in recent Canadian history:

April 19, 2020: 17 people are dead, including the gunman, after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser travelled across northern Nova Scotia.

An RCMP officer is among the dead. Police say the suspected shooter, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was killed after being intercepted by officers in Enfield, N.S.

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Investigation underway into Portapique gunman’s motives

Aug. 10, 2018: A gunman opens fire in Fredericton, N.B., killing two municipal police officers and two civilians: Const. Sara Burns, Const. Robb Costello, Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright. Matthew Raymond is arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

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April 23, 2018: Alek Minassian drives a white van along a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people and seriously injuring 16 others.

Minassian later admits in court to carrying out the attack in retribution for years of sexual rejection and ridicule by women. He’s awaiting trial on 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 of attempted murder.

The judge has said the case will turn on Minassian’s state of mind at the time of the attack, not whether he did it.

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Alek Minassian admits to planning, carrying out van attack

Jan. 29, 2017: Six people are killed and eight injured when a man goes on a shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque. University student Alexandre Bissonnette, who had taken far-right political positions on social media, pleads guilty.

Dec. 29, 2014: In the worst mass shooting in Edmonton, a man suspected of domestic violence shoots and kills six adults and two young children in two different homes. Phu Lam then killed himself in a restaurant where he worked.

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June 4, 2014: A man uses a semi-automatic rifle to fatally shoot three RCMP officers and wound two others in Moncton, N.B. The rampage by Justin Bourque was the deadliest attack on the RCMP since four officers were killed by a gunman in Alberta in 2005.

April 15, 2014: In Calgary’s worst mass killing, five young people were attacked and stabbed at a house party. Matthew de Grood was declared not criminally responsible (NCR) for the killings. It was determined de Grood was mentally ill at the time of the fatal stabbings and unable to understand his actions were morally wrong.

March 3, 2005: Four RCMP officers were shot and killed near Mayerthorpe, Alta. by James Roszko, while investigating a marijuana grow operation and chop shop at a property owned by Roszko. Roszko later shot himself after being wounded by an officer.

April 5, 1996: Angered by his wife’s divorce action, Mark Chahal kills her and eight other members of her family in Vernon, B.C., before shooting himself.

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Sept. 18, 1992: A bomb kills nine strike-breaking workers at the Giant Yellowknife gold mine in the Northwest Territories.

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Dec. 6, 1989: A man with a semi-automatic rifle storms into an engineering classroom at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, asks men to leave and then kills 14 women before turning the gun on himself.

Gunman Marc Lepine says he was “fighting against feminists” he blamed for his troubles.

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Sept. 1, 1972: An arson attack on a downtown Montreal night club kills 37 people and injures 64. Gasoline was spread on the stairway of the Blue Bird Cafe and then ignited.

Most of the deaths occurred in the Wagon Wheel country-western bar upstairs.

Three young men from Montreal who had earlier been denied entry for drunkenness were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

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— With files by Global News staff


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