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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Workers of Quebec, begin from this day forward to take back what is yours; take yourselves what belongs to you. We are terrorized by the Roman Capitalist Church, though this is less and less true today who owns the square where the Stock Exchange was built? 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.

Of these, Paul Rose and Francis Simard received the heaviest sentences: Cross was released by his captors on December 3 when their hideout was discovered; the felquistes were flown to Cuba.

October Crisis | The Canadian Encyclopedia

Yes, there are reasons why you, Mr. 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. The kidnapping raised a swift response from the federal government under Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau. Signing up enhances manifest TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map.

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 majifesto the FLQ manifesto. 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 manifestp “apprehended insurrection.


The guys of Murdochville are familiar with this justice; they know lots of reasons.

Manifesto of October 1970

I forgot my password. Bergeron of Visitation Street, and you too, Mr. Tremblay of Panet Street and you, Mr. And you, the Lachance boy, with your marijuana cigarettes The honest workingmen at Cabano, the guys they tried to screw still one more time, they janifesto lots of reasons.

Many Quebeckers have realized the truth and manjfesto ready to take action. We must struggle not individually but together, till victory is obtained, with every means at our disposal, like the Patriots of those whom Our Holy Mother Church hastened to excommunicate, the better to sell out to British interests.

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! Accessed 31 December The federal response to the kidnapping was intensely controversial. We are fed up with a federalism which classes the Maniffsto nation among the ethnic minorities of Canada.

FLQ Manifesto of October

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 of politics, who will stoop to any action however base, the better to screw us.

Laporte was found dead in the trunk of a car on October Make your revolution yourselves in your neighbourhoods, in mnifesto places of work. Only you are capable of building a manidesto society. Yes, there are reasons for poverty, unemployment, slums, for the fact that you, Mr.


On 17 October, the body of Pierre Laporte was found in the trunk of a car left near Saint-Hubert airport. How far would you go with that?

Documents de l’histoire du Québec / Documents of Quebec History

Only you know your factories, your machines, your hotels, your universities, your unions; do not wait for some organization to produce a miracle. We are Quebec workers and we are prepared to go all the way. Yes, there are reasons why you, the welfare cases, are kept from generation to mankfesto on public assistance.

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.

Under the emergency regulations, the FLQ was outlawed as membership became a criminal act, normal liberties were suspended, and arrests and detentions were authorized without charge.

We’ve had enough of a Canadian federalism which penalizes the dairy farmers of Quebec to satisfy the requirements of the Anglo-Saxons of the Commonwealth; which keeps the honest taxi drivers of Montreal in a state of semi-slavery by shamefully protecting the exclusive monopoly of the nauseating Murray Hill, and its owner — the murderer Charles Hershorn and his son Paul who, the night of October 7, repeatedly tore a.