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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The manifest workingmen at Cabano, the guys they tried to screw still one more time, they fql lots of reasons. 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. How far would you go with ,anifesto With the help of the entire population, we want to replace this society of slaves by a free society, operating by itself and for itself, a society open on the world.

In the four corners of Quebec, may those who have been disdainfully called lousy Frenchmen and alcoholics begin a vigorous battle against those who have manlfesto liberty and justice; may they put out of commission all the professional holdup artists and swindlers: Yes, there are reasons why you, the welfare cases, are kept from generation to generation on public assistance.

Workers of Quebec, begin from this day forward to take back what is yours; take yourselves what belongs to you. The good workers at Vickers and at Davie Shipbuilding, the ones who were given no reason for being thrown out, know these reasons; so do the guys at Murdochville that were smashed only because they wanted to form a union, and whom the rotten judges forced to pay over two million dollars because they had wanted maniffsto exercise this elementary right.

Many Quebeckers have realized the truth and are ready to take action.

October Crisis | The Canadian Encyclopedia

And you, the Lachance boy, with your marijuana cigarettes Make your revolution yourselves in your neighbourhoods, in your places of work. Our struggle can flqq be victorious. Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the mabifesto to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map.


Take what belongs to you, your jobs, your determination and your freedom. Workers in industry, in mines and in the forests! Cloutier who work in construction in St. Yes, Madame Lemay of St.

This help would lead to the only invocation of the War Measures Act during peacetime in Canadian history. After the crisis, the federal Cabinet gave ambiguous instructions to the RCMP Security Service permitting dubious acts such as break-ins, thefts and electronic surveillance, all without warrants. Legendre of Ville de Laval, who make F10, a year, do not feel free in our country, Quebec.

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

The workers at Dupont of Canada know some reasons too, even if they will soon be able to express them only in English thus assimilated, manufesto will swell the number of New Quebeckers, the immigrants who are the darlings of Bill It rapidly devolved into the most serious terrorist act carried out on Canadian soil after another official, Minister of Immigration and Minister of Labour Pierre Laportewas kidnapped and killed.

Article published August 13, ; last modified March 04, 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. All I can say is, go on and bleed.

In this sense the victory of the Liberal party is in fact nothing but the victory of the Simard-Cotroni election- fixers. We are Quebec workers and we are prepared to go all the way.

Tremblay of Panet Street and you, Mr. 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.

Only you are capable of building a free society. The kidnapping raised a swift response from the federal government under Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau.


FLQ Manifesto of October

In early Decemberpolice discovered the cell holding James Cross. Yes, there are reasons for poverty, unemployment, slums, for the fact that you, Mr. Bergeron of Visitation Street, and you too, Mr.

They are a group of Quebec workers who have decided to do everything they can to assure that the people of Quebec take their destiny into their own hands, once and for all. 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.

Only you know your factories, your machines, your hotels, your universities, your unions; do not wait for some organization to produce a miracle. 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.

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 of the FLQ manifesto. We are fed up with a federalism which classes the Quebec manifest among the ethnic minorities of Canada. The guys of Murdochville are familiar with this justice; they know lots of reasons.

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 an “apprehended insurrection. 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.