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Francis Simard
Born in Montreal in 1946, Francis Simard was a member of the FLQ cell found responsible for the kidnapping of British Trade Commissioner James Cross, and the kidnapping and subsequent killing of Quebec vice premier Pierre Laporte. On May 20, 1971, Simard was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Laporte. He was given parole in 1982. Since his release Simard has written several books on what came to be known as the October Crisis.

Books by Francis Simard

Talking It Out: The October Crisis from Inside