Defending the War Measures Act: 50 Years Later

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

A half century ago, Canada was in the midst of one of the most unsettling crises in its history. Prompted by two kidnappings - one that eventually led to assassination - by a terrorist group in Quebec, the federal government invoked the War Measures Act. To reflect on those times, we invited Marc Lalonde, who was principal secretary to prime minister Trudeau at the time; and Irwin Cotler, special assistant to future prime minister John Turner who was Canada's attorney general during the October Crisis.
Episode:
Remembering the October Crisis
Related tags:
Politics
Aired:
Oct 13, 2020
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