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Peter Gzowski interviews FLQ lawyer

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.

Robert Lemieux discusses urgency of crisis on day of first kidnapping.

Medium: Radio
Program: Radio Free Friday
Broadcast Date: Oct. 5, 1970
Guest: Robert Lemieux
Host: Peter Gzowski
Duration: 20:51

Last updated: September 23, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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