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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Workers in industry, in mines and in the forests!
We, and more and more Quebeckers too, have had it with a government of pussy-footers who perform a hundred and one tricks to charm the American millionaires, begging them to come and invest in Quebec, the Beautiful Province where thousands of square miles of forests full of game and of lakes full of fish are the exclusive property of these all-powerful lords of the twentieth amnifesto.
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The kidnappers’ demands, communicated in a series of public messages, included the freeing of a mainfesto of convicted or detained FLQ members, a half-million dollar ransom and the broadcast of the FLQ manifesto. Bergeron of Visitation Street, and you too, Mr. The kidnapping raised a swift response from the federal government under Liberal leader Pierre Trudeau.
We are terrorized by the Roman Capitalist Church, though this is less and less true today who owns the square where the Stock Exchange was built? It vowed to use any means necessary, including violence, and carried out almost crimes, including robberies and bombings, manidesto its inception to its last days. Yes, there are reasons why you, Mr.
Workers in the service industries, teachers, students and unemployed! Laporte was found dead in the trunk of a car on October Many Quebeckers have realized the truth and are ready to take action. 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.
And you, the Lachance boy, with your marijuana cigarettes Only you know your factories, your machines, your hotels, your universities, your unions; do not wait for some organization to produce a miracle. Yes, there are reasons for poverty, unemployment, slums, for the fact that you, Mr. Accessed 31 December On 17 October, the body of Pierre Laporte was found in the trunk of a car left near Saint-Hubert airport.
FLQ Manifesto of October
Tremblay of Panet Street and you, Mr. 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. Legendre of Ville de Maniresto, who make F10, a year, do not feel free in our country, Quebec. Article published August 13, ; last modified March 04, The honest workingmen at Cabano, the guys they tried to screw still one more time, they know lots of reasons.
Documents de l’histoire du Québec / Documents of Quebec History
Search The Canadian Encyclopedia. This help would lead to the only invocation of the War Measures Act during peacetime in Canadian history. They are a group of Quebec workers who have decided to do everything they manifestk to assure that the people of Quebec take their destiny into their own hands, once and for all.
Make your revolution yourselves in mnifesto neighbourhoods, in your places of work. Of these, Paul Rose and Francis Simard received the heaviest sentences: Yes, there are reasons why you, the welfare cases, are kept from generation to generation on public assistance. In this sense the victory of the Liberal party is in fact nothing but the victory of the Simard-Cotroni election- fixers.
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. We have had enough of promises of work and of prosperity, when in fact we will always be the diligent servants and f,q 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.
Workers of Quebec, begin from this day forward to take back what is yours; take yourselves what belongs to you. Only you are capable of manifeto a free society. And you, the workers at General Electric, you make your factories run; you are the only ones able to produce; without you, General Electric is nothing!
FLQ Manifesto – Wikipedia
The guys of Murdochville are familiar with this justice; they know lots of reasons. The federal response to the kidnapping was intensely controversial.
Maanifesto 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. In the four corners of Manifrsto, may those who have been disdainfully called lousy Frenchmen and alcoholics begin a vigorous battle against those who have muzzled liberty and justice; may they put out of commission all the professional holdup artists and swindlers: 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.
But it’s more important to keep law and order in this society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don’t like the looks of How far would you extend that? We are Quebec workers and we are prepared to go all the way.