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A collection of resources to support Social Studies teachers in providing the perspectives of Francophones related to national historical events.
Building of Canada
Francophone Language Rights
Perspectives on War
Relationships with Indigenous Peoples
Canadian Encyclopedia: FLQ and the October Crisis
In the 1960s, the Front de libération du Québec was active in the fight for Quebec to become an independent nation from Canada. At first they used bombings and robberies, but an escalation in violence led to the October Crisis in 1970.
CBC Archives: Just Watch Me, 1970
At the height of the FLQ crisis, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is confronted by the media and responds with perhaps his most famous line. This impromptu CBC-TV interview has become an archives legend.
A multipage article that explains the context and the events of the October Crisis in Quebec.
October Crisis: 50 Years After a Bloody Spasm that Nearly Tore Canada Apart
A news article looks back at the October Crisis in Quebec that devastated Canada in 1970
Pierre Trudeau War Measures Broadcast - October 16th 1970
The 20 minute broadcast when Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act during the October Crisis of 1970
Revisiting Quebec’s October Crisis
A 3 minute video that touches on the main events of the October Crisis.
W5: Remembering Canada Under Threat During the October Crisis
Reporter Lloyd Robertson sits down with some of the major players to look back at the FLQ's campaign of violence that threatened to tear Canada apart in 1970.
Jul 27, 2023 1:31 PM
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