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Jacques Rose

Jacques Rose of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was a member of the Chenier cell of the Front de Libération du Quebec (FLQ). In 1963, the FLQ was organized and trained in terrorism by Georges Schoeters[?], an itinerant Belgian revolutionary, whose hero was Che Guevara. At least two of the FLQ members had also received guerrilla training in selective assassination from Palestinian commandos.

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From 1963 to 1970, the FLQ committed over 200 violent crimes, including robberies of dynamite, bombings, bank hold-ups and at least three violent deaths by FLQ bombs and two murders by gunfire.

In 1966 a secret eight-page document entitled Revolutionary Strategy and the Role of the Avant-Garde was prepared by the FLQ outlining its long term strategy of successive waves of robberies, violence, bombings and kidnappings, culminating in insurrection and revolution.

In 1970, Jacques Rose's Chenier cell of the terrorism group kidnapped and murdered Quebec Vice Premier and Cabinet Minister, Pierre Laporte. The Chenier Cell of the FLQ terrorist group consisted of Jacques Rose, his brother, Paul Rose, the Cell's leader, Bernard Lortie, and Francis Simard.

Before the end of 1970, twenty-three members of the FLQ were in jail, including four convicted murderers and one member had been killed by his own bomb. Jacques Rose's involvement in the Quebec nationalist group began in 1968 after a meeting his brother Paul had with Jacques Lanctôt, a member of the FLQ, during an anti-Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau) rally at the St. Jean Baptiste[?] parade.

Jacques Rose was acquitted of both the murder and kidnapping of Pierre Laporte. However, he was later convicted of being an accessory after the fact and sentenced to eight years in jail. He was granted full parole on July 17, 1978.

At the annual convention in December 1981 of the then ruling political party who governed Quebec, the Parti Quebecois, Jacques Rose received a standing ovation. Today, the Parti Quebecois is the duly elected government of Quebec and Jacques Rose is an active supporter of the separatist movement.



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