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October Crisis inquiry finds Laporte was accidentally strangled

In October 1970, tanks roamed city streets and soldiers in full battle gear raided homes in their hunt for "terrorists." They were looking for the Front de libération du Québec; French Canadian nationalists who abducted a British diplomat and a Quebec minister. Some felt like they were living in a police state. How far would Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau go? "Just watch me," he said. Three days later he invoked the War Measures Act and a nation waited with civil liberties suspended.

Ten years after the October Crisis, a report finds the labour minister was unintentionally murdered.

Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Oct. 12, 1980
Guest: Paul Rose
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Terence McKenna
Duration: 2:01

Last updated: September 23, 2013

Page consulted on September 23, 2013

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