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Taking a read through the FLQ’s Manifesto will help illustrate some of the frustrations of Quebeckers at the time, though certainly not of all of the province’s citizens. What kind of language and imagery does the FLQ invoke to get their point across?
Here is Pierre Trudeau instituting the War Measures Act- original broadcast:
Pierre Trudeau arrives at parliament and in a now infamous clip from the CBC, proclaims: “Just watch me”
A Broadcaster reading the FLQ’s Manifesto (translated to English)
1. Why was there such outrage over Pierre Trudeau’s response to the FLQ attacks?
2. What were the FLQ’s professed goals and aims?
3. What was the political and social environment like in 1970 Quebec that the October Crisis was set against?