Source: “The FLQ Manifesto,” Marcel Rioux, Quebec in Question (), tr. James Boake; CopyLeft: Creative Commons (Attribute. Manifesto read on-air in Montreal on Radio-Canada. (Note: Footage in French only.). Manifesto read on-air in Montreal on Radio-Canada during the October Crisis. ( Note: Footage in French only.).
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It rapidly devolved into the most serious terrorist act carried out on Canadian soil after another official, Minister of Immigration and Minister of Labour Pierre Laportewas kidnapped and killed.
Our struggle can only be victorious. Workers in industry, in mines and in the forests!
We are Quebec workers and we are prepared to go all the way. A people that has awakened cannot long be kept in misery and contempt. The kidnapping raised a swift response from the federal government under Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau. I forgot my password.
We are fed up with a federalism which classes the Quebec nation among the ethnic minorities of Canada. Take what manifestl to you, your jobs, your determination and your freedom. Make your revolution yourselves in your neighbourhoods, in your places of work. Many Quebeckers have realized the truth and are ready to take action.
In early Decemberpolice discovered the cell holding James Cross.
Accessed 31 December Only you are capable manifestp building a free society. The kidnappers’ demands, communicated in a series of public messages, included the freeing of a number of convicted or detained FLQ members, a half-million dollar ransom and the broadcast of the FLQ manifesto.
And you, the Lachance boy, with your marijuana cigarettes How far would you go with that?
Only you know your factories, your machines, your hotels, your universities, your unions; do not wait for some organization to produce a miracle. According to some, Premier Robert Bourassa similarly conceded that the use of the War Measures Act was intended to rally popular support to the authorities rather than to confront an “apprehended insurrection.
FLQ Manifesto of October
Yes, there are reasons for poverty, unemployment, slums, for the fact that you, Mr. And you, the workers at General Electric, you make your factories run; you are the only ones able to produce; without you, General Electric is nothing! This help would lead to the only invocation of the War Measures Act during peacetime in Canadian history. Article published August 13, ; last modified March 04, manifewto Search Vlq Canadian Encyclopedia.
Laporte was found dead in the trunk of a car on October It vowed to use any means necessary, including violence, and carried out almost crimes, including robberies and bombings, from its inception to its last days. Yes, Madame Lemay of St. Workers in the service industries, teachers, students and unemployed!
We, and more and more Quebeckers too, have had it with a government of pussy-footers who perform a hundred and one tricks to charm the American millionaires, begging them to come and invest in Quebec, the Beautiful Province dlq thousands of square miles of forests full of game manifssto of lakes full of fish are the exclusive property of these all-powerful lords of the twentieth century.
We have had enough of promises of work and of prosperity, when in fact we will always be the diligent servants and bootlickers of the big shots, as long as there is a Westmount, a Town of Mount Royal, a Hampstead, an Outremont, all these veritable fortresses of the high finance of St.
James Street and Wall Street; we will be slaves until Quebeckers, all of us, have used every means, including dynamite and guns, to drive out these big bosses of the economy and manofesto politics, who will stoop to any action however base, the better to screw us.
In this sense the victory of the Liberal party is in fact nothing but the victory of the Simard-Cotroni election- fixers.
Manifesto of October 1970
On flw October, the body of Pierre Laporte was found in the trunk of a car left near Saint-Hubert airport. Yes, there are reasons why you, Mr. Workers of Quebec, begin from this day forward to take back what is yours; take yourselves what belongs to you.
There are more and more of us who know and suffer under this terrorist society, and the day is coming when all the Westmounts of Quebec will disappear from the map.
Fkq federal response to the kidnapping was intensely controversial.