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Shadow of the October Crisis

The October Crisis of 1970 was a time of escalating violence and social, civil and political upheaval sparked by members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnapping (and later murdering) the provincial cabinet minister Pierre Laporte and the British diplomat James Cross. The fear and upheaval of that time has influenced Canadian fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and still haunts us almost 50 years later.

by Vicki Ziegler · Tagged October Crisis, Quebec, history