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Oka: A year later

The Story

Oka Mayor Jean Ouellette, whose determination to expand the golf course triggered the Oka Crisis, reflects on the events a year later. He tells Ann Medina on CBC Radio's As It Happens that he stands by his decision to call in the Quebec police, a move that led to the death of Corporal Marcel Lemay. Mayor Ouellette says he was only acting responsibly.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: July 11, 1991
Guest: Jean Ouellette
Host: Alan Maitland
Interviewer: Ann Medina
Duration: 6:18

Did You know?

• Mayor Jean Ouellette told CBC Radio's As It Happens that he blamed the federal and the provincial governments - especially the Quebec minister for Indian Affairs, John Ciaccia, for not doing enough to prevent the Oka Crisis.

• Ciaccia wrote about his personal involvement in a memoir titled The Oka Crisis: A Mirror of the Soul.


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