"The October Crisis denotes the kidnapping on 5 October 1970 of James Cross, the British trade commissioner in Montréal, by members of the FRONT DE LIBÉRATION DU QUÉBEC. The kidnappers' demands, communicated in a series of public messages, included the freeing of a number of convicted or detained FLQ members..." (Read More)
Source Citation: Smith, Dennis. The October Crisis." Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Foundation, 2011
Check Canadian Points of View, a database from Ebsco specializing in articles with a Canadian perspective. (You will need a login and password if accessing from home.)
Clément, Dominique. "The October Crisis of 1970: Human Rights Abuses Under the" War Measures Act.." In Journal of Canadian Studies, 160. Journal of Canadian Studies, 2008.Canadian Points of View Reference Centre, EBSCOhost (accessed January 13, 2011).
Michael, Gauvreau. "OCTOBER CRISIS:LIBERALISM TESTED THE ENACTMENT OF THE WAR MEASURES ACT IN OCTOBER 1970 FORGED A NEW, TOUGH PHILOSOPHY." Hamilton Spectator, The (ON), n.d., Canadian Reference Centre, EBSCOhost (accessed January 13, 2011).
Stewart, James. "Quebec's end of innocence." Maclean's 108, no. 41 (October 9, 1995): 22. Canadian Points of View Reference Centre, EBSCOhost(accessed January 13, 2011).
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Quebec History -this site is edited by professor Claude Bélanger, of the Department of History at Marianopolis College inMontreal. It offers a chronology of events, biographies of key players, and an extensive library of documents which have been transcribed and, often, translated by the editor. Be sure to use the pull-down menu at the top of the page to navigate the site.
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What were newspapers reporting as the October Crisis unfolded? Browse the October 1970 and subsequent issues of the Montreal Gazette to find out. Google Books Shelf,
CBC News Timeline
CBC Digital Archives: the October Crisis and browse the links on the right where you will find clips of the news as the crisis unfolded.