40 years later: Security and the FLQMichael Valpy
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Oct. 05, 2010 12:01AM EDTThe October Crisis began at 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 5, 1970, at the home of the British trade commissioner in Montreal, James Cross.
Two members of the Libération cell of the Front de libération du Québec knocked at his door, disguised as delivery men. Admitted to the house by a maid, they pulled their guns and kidnapped him.
In October of 1970, the Front de Libération du Québec kidnapped a diplomat and a Quebec cabinet minister, leading the federal government of Pierre Trudeau to invoke the first peacetime use of the War Measures Act. The[...] front pages of The Globe and Mail from the time tell the story of a tense nation.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
40 years ago: FLQ and terrorism in Canada
Forty years ago this week, Canada had an up close and personal view of homegrown terrorism in what was to become known as the 'October crisis.' A shocked nation watched as the army was sent into the streets; tanks rolled and heavily armed troops were everywhere. Two men were kidnapped: Pierre LaPorte, a Quebec politician, whose strangled body was found stuffed into the trunk of a car, and James Cross, a British diplomat who lived to retell his story.