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A selection of front pages from the October Crisis

In October of 1970, the Front de Libération du Québec kidnapped a diplomat and a Quebec cabinet minister, leading the federal government of Pierre Trudeau to invoke the first peacetime use of the War Measures Act. These front pages of The Globe and Mail from the time tell the story of a tense nation.

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Oct. 7, 1970.

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Oct. 12, 1970.

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Oct. 13, 1970.

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Oct. 14, 1970.

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Oct. 16, 1970.

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Oct. 17, 1970.

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Oct. 19, 1970.

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Oct. 20, 1970.

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Nov. 3, 1970.

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Nov. 6, 1970.

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Nov. 9, 1970.

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