The Quebec Crisis8.3 page 328
Quebec Political Climate Liberals (Bourassa) – wantedfederalism, but more powers forprovinces Parti Quebecois (Levesque)...
1970 Provincial Election Liberals won amajorityPQ only won 7 /108 seats, but25% of popularvote for FrenchCanadians
The October Crisis Front de liberation du Quebec (FLQ) radical separatist group in 1960s, responsiblefor bombings that k...
October Crisis 5 days later, Pierre Laporte (QuebecCabinet minister) was also kidnappedby the FLQ as further leverage for...
FLQ Crisis 16 October –Trudeau used theWar Measures Act(scandalous duringPeace time) to dealwith a suspecteduprising caus...
War Measures Act Act allowed government to detainanyone seen to be a threat17 October – Laporte’s body wasfound in a tru...
Crises Backlash many people questioned Trudeau’suse of the Act, felt he wasoverreacting, or looking for politicaladvantag...
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  1. 1. The Quebec Crisis8.3 page 328
  2. 2. Quebec Political Climate Liberals (Bourassa) – wantedfederalism, but more powers forprovinces Parti Quebecois (Levesque) –Quebec should have more nationalistsocial, cultural and economic reformsand sovereignty-association – meantindependence for QC, but closeeconomic ties to Canada
  3. 3. 1970 Provincial Election Liberals won amajorityPQ only won 7 /108 seats, but25% of popularvote for FrenchCanadians
  4. 4. The October Crisis Front de liberation du Quebec (FLQ) radical separatist group in 1960s, responsiblefor bombings that killed 5 people 5 October 1970 – FLQ kidnapped JamesCross (British Trade Commissioner) for his return, they demanded cash,release of their members from prison anda publication of their manifesto whichcalled for the independence of Quebec
  5. 5. October Crisis 5 days later, Pierre Laporte (QuebecCabinet minister) was also kidnappedby the FLQ as further leverage fordemandsOther FLQ members organizedstrikes and demonstrations 15 October – Federal governmentsent in heavily armed soldiers tooccupy Montreal
  6. 6. FLQ Crisis 16 October –Trudeau used theWar Measures Act(scandalous duringPeace time) to dealwith a suspecteduprising caused bythe FLQ“Just Watch me”
  7. 7. War Measures Act Act allowed government to detainanyone seen to be a threat17 October – Laporte’s body wasfound in a trunk of a car December – James Cross found(alive)Laporte’s murderers found, tried,convicted and jailed
  8. 8. Crises Backlash many people questioned Trudeau’suse of the Act, felt he wasoverreacting, or looking for politicaladvantage Bourassa admitted Act used to getpopulation to support authoritiesrather than stop insurrectionTrudeau never apologized, stood byidea he had stopped terrorism

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