Collection RC0260 - Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)

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Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)

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  • 1968-1971 (Creation)
    Front de libération du Québec (FLQ)

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25 cm of textual records
4 audio cassettes

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The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) was founded in March 1963 to promote the establishment of an independent Québec. Pierre Vaillières jointed the FLQ in 1965 and provided its philosophical underpinnings. The group used radical tactics, being involved in over 200 bombings between 1963 and 1970. In 1970 the FLQ kidnapped cabinet minister Pierre Laporte and British trade commissioner James Cross. Laporte was later murdered. The FLQ, many of its members in prison, ceased activity in 1971.

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Front de libération du Québec collection consists of leaflets, a manifesto, and published material by others about the FLQ. The audio cassettes contain speeches and discussions. There are also printed materials issued by Comité d'aide groupe "Vaillières-Gagnon", containing background material on FLQ principals, their statements and trials: Charles Gagnon, Pierre-Paul Geoffroy, Robert Lévesque, and Pierre Vallières.

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