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Further Reading

The Further Reading link on the right will bring you to a comprehensive list of readings on this topic. For some initial readings, see:

Clément, Dominique. Canada’s Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2008, Chapter 5.

Clément, Dominique. “The October Crisis of 1970: Human Rights Abuses under the War Measures Act.” Journal of Canadian Studies 42, 2 (2008): 160-86.

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael. “The Terrorists’ Best Ally: The Quebec Media Coverage of the FLQ Crisis in October 1970.” Canadian Journal of Communication 2 (2000): 251-284.

Lachapelle, Guy. Claude Ryan et la violence du pouvoir: Le Devoir et la Crise d’octobre 1970 ou le combat de journalistes démocrates. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2005.

 

 

Research Sources

Articles and books on the October Crisis.

CBC Digital Archives.

Primary documents on the crisis.

 

 

Archives and Collections

Library and Archives Canada: Cabinet Documents on the October Crisis.

Library and Archives Canada: Pierre Trudeau Papers.

Library and Archives Canada: Strategic Operations Centre.

McMaster University Archives and Research Collections: FLQ Printed Materials Collection.

 

 

Films and TV

Action: The October Crisis of 1970, directed by Robin Spry.

Black October, directed by Terence McKenna.

Les événements d’octobre, 1970, directed by Robin Spry.

October 1970, a 2010 CBC mini-series.

Les ordres, directed by Michel Brault.

Reaction: A Portrait of a Society in Crisis, directed by Robin Spry.


The readings lists available on this site deal with a range of topics from human rights to biographies and specific events.


Human Rights Activism

Human Rights Activism

Documents relating to Canadian human rights and civil liberties...
Human Rights Law

Human Rights Law

Landmark court cases in Canada’s human rights history, including early hu...
October Crisis

October Crisis

Documents regarding the federal government’s use of the War M...
Gouzenko

Gouzenko

Documents relating to the defection of Igor Gouzenko, the RCMP...
Statutes and Declarations

Statutes and Declarations

Major federal and provincial human rights statutes and international...
Jewish Labour Committee

Jewish Labour Committee

Few social movement organizations can equal the impact of the...
Special Joint Committee on the Constitution

Special Joint Committee on the Constitution

The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution (1980-81) was...