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What is the FLQ?

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The FLQ, or the Front de libération du Québec was a violent Marxist group that perpetrated over 200 bombings and several murders in the name of Quebec sovereignty during the 1960's and early 1970's.

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How many bombs did the FLQ?

200


How did the FLQ crisis end?

They put extreme protection around the prime minister and the people there were searchs for people of the FLQ, if there was suspection that you were in the FLQ then they would take you in or break in to your house they didn't need a permitte or anything the all had the authority to go in to anyones house. It all ended because there were to many cops around so they kidnapped two politicians James cross and Pierre Laporte they then asked for $500,000 in gold and for quebecs independence and to give FLQ members a free exit to cuba and they would be realised some did get to cuba and others were arrested for Laportes murder the people in cuba were all soon caught brought back to Canada and in jailed and most of the FLQ were caught and there were not enough left to proceed the harisment.


Who made the October Crisis?

Le Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ)


Why is the FLQ important to Canadian identity?

It isn't. It's important to separest Quebec's identity.


What did the flq hope to achieve?

They wanted Quebec to become its own country and for the prime minister to meet their demands!


Why does the flq motive?

The FLQ (Front de libération du Québec) sought to achieve Quebec's independence through violent means, believing it was necessary to combat what they saw as oppression and discrimination against French Canadians in Quebec. They hoped to challenge the political and social status quo in Canada and create an independent Quebec state.


What was the October Crisis?

The October crisis was when the FLQ and Quebec Nationalists kidnapped British diplomat James Cross and Quebec provincial cabinet prime minister Pierre Laporte. Later on Prime Minister Tradaeu takes action and introduces the war measures act, giving athorities more power and detention to take down the FLQ. Hope i helped =)


What actors and actresses appeared in Black October - 2000?

The cast of Black October - 2000 includes: Robert Bourassa as Himself (Quebec Premier) Marc Lalonde as himself Robert Lemieux as Himself (FLQ spokesman) Terence McKenna as Narrator Tim Ralfe as Himself (CBC Radio) Claude Ryan as Himself (editor, Le Devoir) Mitchell Sharp as himself Francis Simard as Himself (FLQ) Pierre Trudeau as himself


Which controversial Act was put into force in October 1970 and why?

The War Measures Act was invoked in Canada in October 1970. Quebec nationalists and FLQ members kidnapped British diplomat James Cross and Quebec provincial cabinet minister Pierre Laporte, who was later murdered. What is now referred to as the October Crisis raised fears in Canada of a militant terrorist faction rising up against the government. At the request of the Mayor of Montreal, Jean Drapeau, and the government of the Province of Quebec, and in response to general threats and demands made by the FLQ, the federal Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau invoked the act. He did this so police had more power in arrest and detention, so they could find and stop the FLQ members. There was a large amount of concern about the act being invoked as it was a direct threat to civil liberties.


Why did Prime Minister Trudeau invoke the War Measures Act?

PM Trudeau invoke the War Measures act in October 1970 to stop "apprehended insurrection", a term he coined to describe a hostile takeover of government. This was during the October Crisis led by the FLQ (front de Liberation du Quebec), after they kidnapped two government officials, one being killed. At first, the people of Montreal were glad that the army came in to save them from the FLQ, who had been putting bombs in the mailboxes of government buildings, as well as robbing banks to finance their operations, but when police arrested over 400 people, most of whom were innocent citizens, people began to question whether the so-called "apprehended insurrection" had been planned by the FLQ, or whether it was even possible. PM Trudeau did not apologize for his actions, claiming he had stopped political terrorism.


What are terrorist beliefsw?

All terrorists dont have the same beliefs for example the al-qaeda are originaly islaimic but are known as believers of terrorism but the FLQ a terrorist group in Quebec,Canada was a christian or catholic group originaly but should be known as believers of terrorism


When did the October Crisis happen?

The October Crisis starts on the 5th of October 1970 and officially ends on the 28th of December 1970. · On the 5th of October 1970, James R. Cross (British Trade Commissioner in Montreal) is seized by two people with a gun at his house · A radio station broadcasts a ransom demand by the two kidnappers · They are members of the FLQ and want 23 prisoners released (who are held for bombings and terrorist crimes) they also want $500 000 in gold and a publication of the FLQ's beliefs. The government has 48 hours. · On the 8th of the same week, the government refuses to comply, but the FLQ's beliefs are read over the radio and television. · On the 10th of October Pierre Laporte (Quebec Labor Minister) is shoved into a blue Chevrolet by four men with machine guns. · The Quebec government now starts to take things seriously · On the 12th of October federal troops take position around all important buildings in Ottawa. · On the 16th of October, Prime Minister Trudeau proclaims the war measures act. · The war measures act takes away all civil rights of all Canadians. Police can charge anybody and hold them for up to 21 days without trial for up to 90 days. People are arrest for just being suspected of belonging to the FLQ · Trudeau says it is necessary because the kidnappings are the beginning of a plot to overthrow the government. · 465 people are arrested in total · On the 18th of October, Pierre Laporte is found dead in the trunk of the car he was kidnapped in · On the 4th of December, James Cross's kidnappers negotiate to let him go and in turn are flown to Cuba · On the 28th of December the three Pierre Laporte's assassins are caught · The FLQ/October Crisis is over The October Crisis starts on the 5th of October 1970 and officially ends on the 28th of December 1970. · On the 5th of October 1970, James R. Cross (British Trade Commissioner in Montreal) is seized by two people with a gun at his house · A radio station broadcasts a ransom demand by the two kidnappers · They are members of the FLQ and want 23 prisoners released (who are held for bombings and terrorist crimes) they also want $500 000 in gold and a publication of the FLQ's beliefs. The government has 48 hours. · On the 8th of the same week, the government refuses to comply, but the FLQ's beliefs are read over the radio and television. · On the 10th of October Pierre Laporte (Quebec Labor Minister) is shoved into a blue Chevrolet by four men with machine guns. · The Quebec government now starts to take things seriously · On the 12th of October federal troops take position around all important buildings in Ottawa. · On the 16th of October, Prime Minister Trudeau proclaims the war measures act. · The war measures act takes away all civil rights of all Canadians. Police can charge anybody and hold them for up to 21 days without trial for up to 90 days. People are arrest for just being suspected of belonging to the FLQ · Trudeau says it is necessary because the kidnappings are the beginning of a plot to overthrow the government. · 465 people are arrested in total · On the 18th of October, Pierre Laporte is found dead in the trunk of the car he was kidnapped in · On the 4th of December, James Cross's kidnappers negotiate to let him go and in turn are flown to Cuba · On the 28th of December the three Pierre Laporte's assassins are caught · The FLQ/October Crisis is over