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Pierre-Laporte Kidnapped

October 10, 1970

Oct 10, 1970 Pierre Laporte, politician  Kidnapped by the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) on 10 October 1970, he was killed on October 17 and his body was found in St-Hubert, Qué. Originally a journalist and parliamentary correspondent for Le Devoir, 1945-61, he was one of Premier Maurice Duplessis's  fiercest opponents.

Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)

The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ; "Quebec Liberation Front";  Was a separatist and Marxist-Lenninist paramilitary group in Quebec.  Founded in the early 1960s, it was a militant part of the Quebec sovereignty movement. It conducted a number of attacks between 1963 and 1970, which totalled over 160 violent incidents and killed eight people and injured many more.

The Demands of the FLQ

FLQ communique,

Released to the public October 6,1970