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The Darkest Hours: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV820
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, History, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  43:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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“This was the most depressing time I had in my whole political life.” — Marc Lalonde, former Liberal Cabinet Minister (1972-1984)

In the 1960s, Quebec was changing rapidly. It was called a “Quiet Revolution” as economic and social change rippled through the province. The pace of change was not fast enough for a small radical element in Quebec. It wanted nothing less than an independent, socialist Quebec. In 1963, a group of those young radicals formed the Front de Liberation du Quebec, the FLQ. It took up arms and began a seven-year campaign of violence.

Between 1963 and 1970, the separatist FLQ planted deadly bombs and kidnapped a Quebec cabinet minister. Lloyd Robertson interviews the main players who recall the violence that occurred on Canadian soil, 50 years ago, during the FLQ Crisis.

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