Social 30: FLQ/October Crisis, Illiberalism, and the War Measures Act

Today’s task is to research the FLQ/October Crisis and write a “briefing” to the Prime Minister on whether it’s appropriate to invoke the War Measures Act.


The briefing should not exceed one typed page and must include specific events from the crisis, direct references to the War Measures Act, and plainly detail the amount of freedom you want to give up (or preserve) in relation to the security of the people.

Supporting materials:

These PPTs from other teachers on the October Crisis…



This brief explainer of the War Measures Act…


or the full text of the Act…


The CBC has a page full of relevant videos etc from their achives…

[Access that here]

[Additional CBC material]

The NFB also released a documentary on this…


Mr. McIntosh

Teacher - Humanities

In a typical year I teach a range of courses from elementary to high school. I am our school's Social Studies specialist, teaching high school social, as well as a member of the PE team.

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