07 June 2014."October Crisis and the War Measures Act." Red File.
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The War Measures Act was a federal statute adopted by Parliament in 1914, after the outbreak of the . It gave broad powers to the Canadian government to maintain security and order during war or insurrection. It was used, controversially, during both world wars and also during the 1970 in Quebec. It has since been replaced by the more limited Emergencies Act.
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The War Measures Act gave sweeping emergency powers to the federal , allowing it to govern by decree when it perceived the existence of "war, invasion or insurrection, real or apprehended." It was used to limit the freedom of Canadians in both world wars.
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The War Measures Act was a federal statute adopted by Parliament in 1914, after the outbreak of the First World War. It gave broad powers to the Canadian government to maintain security and order during war or insurrection.
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French Canadian culture had generally been ignored outside Quebec
Quebecers began to demand equal treatment
In an attempt not to give Quebec any special status, in 1969, Trudeau passes the languages Act
Separatism in Quebec
Did not want to be second class citizens in their own province
Racial groups were formed to secure independence by the late 1960s
About the FLQ
Left- wing nationalist and socialist paramilitary group in Quebec
Regarded as a terrorist organization and responsible for over 160 violent incidents such as the Montreal stock exchange
These incidents resulted in 8 deaths
October Crisis cont...
5 days later, Quebec cabinet minster Pierre Laporte was captured and found dead in the trunk of a car
After Federal consulting they agreed to broadcast the FLQ manifesto and give kidnappers safe passage out of Canada.