Trudeau and the flq is part of the huge series of plays by michael hollingsworth called the history of the village of the small huts that covers the whole history of canada from the beginning of its being settled to almost the present. Trudeau and the flq written and directed by michael hollingsworth the history of the village of the small huts, 1963 - 1970 trudeau and the flq premiered in 1996 at the theatre centre and was subsequently remounted at factory theatre (studio) in 1997.
Trudeau began to take pressure from the press about the arrest of suspects and potential flq affiliates which climaxed on the steps of the parliament buildings when the reporter tim ralfe suggested that government officials should leave themselves open to kidnapping and murder in the name of individual rights and then challenged trudeau to state how far he was willing to go, to which trudeau responded, just watch me.
Trudeau didn’t mince words: “well, just watch me” the roots of the crisis dated back to 1963, the year that a marxist revolutionary group styling itself the front de liberation du quebec (flq) launched a campaign of bombing and armed robbery over the next seven years, six people were killed and more than 40 injured. The flq insisted these people were political prisoners led by prime minister pierre trudeau and premier robert bourassa - downplayed the kidnapping autonomous cells, whose members. Pierre trudeau (mac fyfe) meets a hippie named maggie (aurora browne) at expo '67 in the production of trudeau and the flq in the back row are cast members, from left to right, greg campbell. The october crisis (french: la crise d'octobre) occurred in october 1970 in the province of quebec in canada, mainly in the montreal metropolitan area members of the front de libération du québec (flq) kidnapped the provincial deputy premier pierre laporte and the british diplomat james cross.
The front de libération du québec (flq quebec liberation front french pronunciation: [fʁɔ̃ də libeʁasjɔ̃ dy kebɛk]) was a separatist and marxist-leninist paramilitary group in quebec founded in the early 1960s, it was a militant part of the quebec sovereignty movement. —trudeau in trudeau and the flq covering the years 1963-1970, trudeau and the flq catches the rising stars of two fierce, ideological foes: the federalist pierre elliott trudeau and the nationalist/terrorist.
Trudeau and the flq premiered in 1996 at the theatre centre and was subsequently remounted at factory theatre (studio) in 1997 trudeau and the flq turns on the brutal confrontation between trudeau and the flq, between two irreconcilable visions of french canada: one of les canadiens governing canada from sea to sea the other of les quebecois governing la patrie, quebec. When the flq kidnapped james cross and communicated their list of demands, pierre trudeau had two basic choices available he chose to refuse the flq demands, but there are some who say perhaps he should have given in to at least some of the demands, and if he had been softer, the life of pierre laporte might have been saved. Trudeau’s use of the war measure act had little to do with capturing the kidnappers since 1962, when the flq were deemed a possible terrorist threat by the rcmp, they and other separatist movements were seen through the lens of cold war anticommunism, in the same vein as “national liberation struggles”.
The flq insisted these people were political prisoners they also wanted their manifesto to be read on national television at first, both the federal and provincial governments - led by prime minister pierre trudeau and premier robert bourassa - downplayed the kidnapping. —trudeau in trudeau and the flq covering the years 1963-1970, trudeau and the flq catches the rising stars of two fierce, ideological foes: the federalist pierre elliott.