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October Crisis

Quebec's Separatist Movement Turns Violent

ADST | Posted 08.11.2016 | World

For Quebec, the month of October 1970 was its darkest hour, as the Front de Liberation du Québec (FLQ), a separatist paramilitary group formed in 1963 advocating the creation of an independent Marxist state of Quebec, targeted the government, English speakers and business, and the Catholic Church, which were viewed to be suppressing French-Canadian interests.

Canada Faced Terrorism Before U.S. -- 40 Years Ago This Week

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

This week, 40 years ago, was probably the most atypical period in Canadian history, a worrisome time fraught with fear in a usually peaceful country and province.