October Crisis: The discovery of Pierre Laporte’s body 50 years ago still haunts Canada


Other things were happening during the October Crisis. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Canada formally recognized "Red China." But for Canadians, the early days of October, 1970, were a singular moment, the greatest crisis of identity in two centuries, since the British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham, the high ground of Canadian national myth.

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