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The FLQ: Seven Years of Terror and the October Crisis
Episode 189: Starting in 1963 and stretching over the next seven years, a militant French separatist group called the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) terrorized La Belle Province. Their aim was to overthrow the Quebec government and leave Canada creating an independent Marxist- Leninist Quebec state. By 1970 the group had committed more than 200 violent criminal and terroristic acts including, bombings and high profile kidnappings. The group’s activities ultimately claimed the lives of eight people, including a Quebec provincial cabinet minister, and injured many more, before then Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, finding himself out of options, enacted the 1914 War Measures act to stem the violence of the October Crisis of 1970.
Regina v. Vallieres, 1969 CanLII 1000 (QC CA), <https://canlii.ca/t/hv0p9>
Regina v. Vallieres, 1973 CanLII 1418 (QC CA), <https://canlii.ca/t/htwgv>
R. v. Cossette-Trudel, 1979 CanLII 2876 (QC CQ), <https://canlii.ca/t/gbz8c>
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