The October Crisis 1970: why would Canadians support the use of the War Measures Act and others oppose it?



Text: The goal of this lesson is to understand different perspectives of people who supported and opposed the War Measures Act invoked by the Canadian government in October 1970 to suppress the Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ) separatist movement.

Students will discover in this short investigation that people had different reasons to support or oppose the War Measures Act and these continue to divide Canadians today. A comprehensive lesson with additional sources is available in the Members' Section. 


Subject: Canadian history and Politics

Level: Secondary