Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Monument to Victims of the October Crisis

Surround by bars, illuminated by neon, the monument lists hundreds of "prisoners of opinion" who were jailed during Canada's 1970 crackdown on Quebec separatists, who had set off bombs and murdered a government minister.
Address:
82 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, PQ, Canada
Directions:
Downtown. On the east side of Hwy 138/Sherbrooke St. W. (Rue Sherbrooke Ouest) between Rue Clark and Rue Saint-Urbain. Outside the headquarters of the Societe St. Jean Baptiste.
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October Crisis Monument.

Monument to Victims of the October Crisis

Vive la liberte.

[Hayley Juhl, 07/24/2013]

In 2010, two opposing monuments were unveiled on the anniversary of Canada's October crisis, a time remembered for the government crackdown on Quebec separatists after a string of bombings and the murder of an official. A monument in St. Lambert remembers Pierre Laporte, the labor minister found dead in a car trunk in 1970, while the monument in Montreal names nearly 500 arrested soon after under the War Measures Act.

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