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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Laporte was found dead in the trunk of a car on October How far would you go with that? Workers of Quebec, begin from this day forward to take back what is yours; take yourselves what belongs to you. And you, the workers at General Electric, you make your factories run; you are the only ones able to produce; without you, General Electric is nothing!

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. Of these, Paul Rose and Francis Simard received the heaviest sentences: 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. We have 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.

In early Decemberpolice discovered the cell holding James Cross. 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. 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.


Workers in the service industries, teachers, students and unemployed! The honest workingmen at Cabano, the guys they tried to screw still one more time, they know lots of reasons.

Take what belongs to you, your jobs, your determination and your freedom. We must struggle not individually foq together, till 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.

We, and more and more Quebeckers too, have had it with a government of pussy-footers who 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.

Workers in industry, in mines and in the forests! We are fed up with a federalism which classes the Quebec nation among the ethnic minorities of Canada.

FLQ Manifesto – Wikipedia

Our struggle can only be victorious. Yes, there are reasons why you, the welfare cases, are kept from generation to generation on public assistance. Only you know your factories, your machines, your hotels, your universities, your unions; do not wait for some manifestto to produce a miracle. 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.

With the help of the entire population, we want to replace this society of slaves by a free society, operating fpq itself and for itself, a society open on vlq world.


Yes, there are reasons why you, Mr. Legendre of Ville de Laval, who make F10, a year, do not feel free in our country, Quebec.

I forgot my password. They are a group of Quebec workers who have decided to do everything they can to assure that the people of Quebec take their destiny into their own hands, manfiesto and for all. Many Quebeckers have realized the truth and are ready to take action.

October Crisis

Yes, Madame Lemay of St. We are terrorized by the Roman Capitalist Church, though this is less and less true today who owns the square where the Stock Exchange was built? Accessed 31 December According to some, Premier Robert Bourassa similarly conceded that the use of the War Measures Act was intended to rally popular support to the authorities rather than to confront an “apprehended insurrection.

Make your revolution yourselves in your neighbourhoods, in your places of work. Only you are capable of building a free society. All I can say is, go on and bleed.

FLQ Manifesto

But it’s more important to keep law and order in this society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don’t like the looks of Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access vlq interactive map.

And you, the Lachance boy, with your marijuana cigarettes How far would you extend that? Cross was released by his captors on December 3 when their hideout was discovered; the felquistes were flown to Cuba.