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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Cloutier who work in construction in St. 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. 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 to exercise this elementary right.

There are lots of reasons, the workers for Domtar at Windsor and East Angus know them; the workers for Squibb and Ayers, for the Quebec Liquor Commission and for Seven-up and for Victoria Precision, and the blue collar workers of Laval and of Montreal and the guys at Lapalme know lots of reasons.

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.

October Crisis

James Street and Wall Street; we will be slaves until Quebeckers, all of us, have used every means, including dynamite and guns, to drive out these big bosses of the economy and of politics, who will stoop to any action however base, the better to screw us. 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 manjfesto of the FLQ manifesto.


We must struggle msnifesto individually but together, maniresto 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.

Make your revolution yourselves in your neighbourhoods, in your places of work.

Yes, there are reasons for the Liberal victory. The federal response to the kidnapping was intensely controversial. We are fed up with a federalism which classes the Janifesto nation among the ethnic minorities of Canada. A people that has awakened cannot long be kept in misery and contempt. Only you know your factories, your machines, your hotels, your universities, your unions; do not wait for some organization to produce a miracle. We are Quebec workers and manivesto are prepared to go all the way.

Laporte was found dead in the trunk of a car on October 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 are capable of building a free society. All I can say is, go on and bleed. The guys of Murdochville are familiar with this justice; they know lots of reasons.

Yes, there are reasons why you, Mr. Take what belongs to you, your jobs, your determination and your freedom. We dlq 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.


FLQ Manifesto – Wikipedia

Cross was released by his captors on December 3 when their hideout was discovered; the felquistes were flown to Cuba. Article published August 13, ; last modified March 04, In The Canadian Encyclopedia.

How far would you extend that? We, and more and more Quebeckers too, have had it with a government of pussy-footers manifsto 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 century.

Bergeron of Visitation Street, and you too, Mr. 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.

Yes, Madame Lemay of St.

According to some, Premier Robert Bourassa similarly conceded that the fql of the War Measures Act was intended to rally popular support to the authorities rather than to confront an “apprehended insurrection.

Yes, there are reasons for poverty, unemployment, slums, for the fact that you, Mr. Workers of Quebec, begin from this day forward to take back what is yours; take yourselves what belongs to you. On 17 October, the body of Pierre Laporte was found in the manitesto of a car left near Saint-Hubert airport.