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Polytechnique Montréal says it has planned a simple commemoration for the 27th anniversary of Canada's worst mass shooting.

On this day in 1989, 14 women were shot and killed at the engineering school by a gunman professing to hate feminists.

The school says it wants the event marking the anniversary to have a more personal touch this year.

In a ceremony this morning, staff members placed 14 white roses at the memorial plaque on the south west side of campus.

Flags at the school will also be lowered to half-mast, from dawn until dusk.

In another ceremony at the Mount Royal chalet later today, 14 beams of light will shine, one by one, into the night sky.

The event starts at 5 p.m. The lights will stay on until 10 p.m.

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