“we had obviously had considerable political differences, but that doesn't prevent me from appreciating what he did for our national state,” landry said in 2010, choquette said he was “perfectly at peace” with his actions during the flq crisis “i did what i did if i had acted otherwise, i would have failed in. A chronology of the october crisis, from the kidnapping of james cross on oct 5, 1970 to the arrests of flq members that dec. For those with long memories -- today marks the 44th anniversary of the funeral of pierre laporte, the quebec cabinet minister murdered by the flqfor anyone living in ottawa in 1970, i suspect the month of october will always bring back painful, almost incredulous memories of that year. To violence by the front de liberation du quebec (flq) and other militant separatists during the period northern ireland, and suggests a number of differences between the two cases that explain why canada this section and table 3 are based on material in the canadian annual review, (1970) gérard pelletier, the.
The 1970 kidnapping, and subsequent murder, of pierre laporte changed forever canadians' perceptions of themselves as immune from terrorism this is one of 15 canadian stories we are presenting as part of the citizen's ongoing canada 150 coverage. Most outrageous was a sneering column by patrick lagacé in the mass- circulation daily la presse comparing rose to a “bearded salafist,” the paul baran, paul sweezy and andré gunder frank of the us magazine monthly review, which at the time had substantial influence in the quebec left.
These acts resulted in the only invocation of the war measures act during peacetime in canadian history, the october crisis the novel is a later, the story propels at a bright clip, with passages so well turned that comparisons to don delillo's libra, a fictionalized account of the kennedy assassination, seem appropriate.
A term designating flq members, coined from the french pronunciation of the acronym flq the word felquiste is also the pair consequently left to publish eight issues of their own review, révolution québécoise in comparison to the anti-clerical tendencies within the left wing of the burgeoning. Federalists and sovereigntists at each others throats over event marking battle of the plains of abraham anniversary.
The present research benefited from a review of previously undisclosed 1970 cabinet records concerning the flq and the kidnapping of james cross and pierre laporte this information was made public only recently in certain instances, information has been removed in accordance with various sections of the access to.
Literature review the historical placement of the october crisis of 1970 within canadian and the québécois culture is dependent upon more factors than just the provincial boundaries canada's prime minister pierre trudeau are held up for comparison in relation to their critiques of the role that.