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October Crisis

On October 5, 1970, the Front de libération du Québec kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross. On October 10 Pierre Laporte, Quebec’s Minister of Labour was kidnapped. Three days later, this historic interview takes place.

Three days later, Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act.

A man who is perhaps Canada’s most left-leaning Prime Minister displaces social liberties for security. As a nation, we mostly accept and applaud this. Why was this different than when Harper displaced civil liberties for the G20? How did this change Canada? How did this change Quebec? What did we, as a nation, learn from this crisis? Was the P. Dog1 right? Thoughts?

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