Thursday, November 30, 2006, 9:00 p.m.
The eight-hour mini-series October 1970 is a detective thriller, a hostage drama and a political nail-biter. On October 5, 1970, the political landscape of Canada was changed forever when terrorists from the Front de iberation du Québec (FLQ) kidnapped British diplomat James Cross from his Montreal residence. Five days later, another FLQ cell snatched Pierre Laporte, Québec’s Minister of Labour.
y October 17th, Laporte had been killed, the police were overwhelmed, the city was in chaos, and the army, in full battle gear, patrolled the streets. Ottawa invoked The War Measures Act suspending civil liberties in Canada.
Eps 8 – The police raid their farmhouse hideout and capture the Chenier Cell.
The October Crisis is over. Detective Giguère (Patrick Labbé) goes back to his paperwork and his real life. (Described Video)
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