December 31, 1968, in the face of two bombs having already exploded in Montreal, a third bomb was being diffused under the ringing bells of the nearby Notre-Dame Basilica. Between 1963 and 1970, Quebec was the scene of a number of violent incidents, carried out by the militant paramilitary wing of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ), that injured hundreds and killed 8 people including the bombing of the Montreal Stock Exchange in 1969. In 1970, escalating tension let to the kidnapping of a British diplomat, the kidnapping and murder of a Quebec Cabinet Minister, the first peacetime invoking of the War Measures Act, and a deal with Fidel Castro to ease the tensions.
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- What is the FLQ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_de_lib%C3%A9ration_du_Qu%C3%A9bec
- What was the October Crisis? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Crisis
- Exploring the reasons for Separation: https://soapboxie.com/world-politics/5reasonswhyquebecseparatismwillnotdie