Front de Libération du Québec

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Front de Libération du Québec

(FLQ) (frôN də lēbĕräsyôN` dü kābĕk`), Canadian separatist group formed in the 1960s to bring about the independence of Quebec, which has a French heritage, from the rest of Canada, which has a primarily British tradition. Using public demonstrations and terrorist activities, the FLQ attracted considerable attention. In 1970 members of the organization, demanding release of separatist prisoners, kidnapped a British official and the Canadian minister of labor; the latter was murdered. Their action persuaded Prime Minister Trudeau to institute martial law for six months.
References in periodicals archive ?
BAC, Fonds du Service canadien du renseignement de securite, rapport de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada sur << Le Quatuor du Jazz libre du Quebec >>, 28 juillet 1971; BAC, Fonds du Service canadien du renseignement de securite, rapport de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada sur les activites du << Front de liberation quebecois >>, 22 juillet 1971.
In 1963, a group of youngsters, with one older leader, Georges Schoeters, planted a series of bombs in Montreal in the first wave of the Front de Liberation Quebecois.