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Was Prime Minister Trudeau justified in invoking the War Measures act during the October Crisis Essay Pierre Elliott Trudeau is one of the most renowned leaders that Canada has ever had In the sixties and seventies Canada was on the verge of a major revolt for the first time in its history There were numerous terrorist groups such as the Front de Libration Qubcois and the most well know and the most hostile the Front de Libration du Qubec Qubecs state of wanting of their own commonwealth was also a major issue in the time period Also Canadas distinction as a safe and secure country was on the line With these reasons Pierre Trudeau was justified in invoking the War Measures Act during the October Crisis in 1970 One reason that Pierre Trudeau had warrant administering the War Measures Act is because of Qubecs state Ever since Qubec surrendered to the British in the Seven Years War on the Plains of Abraham on September 18 1759 there has been animosity between the French and English Also Qubec has always had strong beliefs about keeping its heritage culture and religion As well when Charles De Gaulle came to Canada for Expo 67 his speech added wood to the already very hot fire by saying Vive le Qubec libre or in other words long live free Qubec The formation of the Separatist Party Parti Qubcois led by Ren Lvesque really built up Qubec which was already in a very volatile state Therefore it is believed these acts gave Pierre Trudeau the right to invoke the War Measures Act to keep Qubec from going into chaos Canada is a country with a great reputation Canadas reputation as a safe and secure country to live in was on the
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