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.
Articles and books on the October Crisis.
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.
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- Clément, Dominique. “page title or document title.” Canada’s Human Rights History. www.HistoryOfRights.ca (date accessed).