Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has been asked to apologise for his late father who deployed troops to Quebec in 1970 when separatists kidnapped a British diplomat and a cabinet minister.
The October Crisis is one of Canada’s darkest moments and looms large over French-speaking Quebec.
On Thursday, the pro-independence Bloc Québécois, the third party in the parliament, brought a motion demanding an apology for Pierre Trudeau’s use of the War Measures Act.
“You cannot pretend to be deeply in love with Quebec without respecting this desire of Quebeckers to receive some apologies from Her Majesty’s government,” Yves-François Blanchet, the Bloc’s leader said. This month is the 50th anniversary of the crisis, which followed a seven-year bombing campaign by the Front de Libération du