Rumours of War

by Ron Haggart and Aubrey Golden

introduction by Robert Stanfield

The 1970 October Crisis-the kidnapping of James Cross, the murder of Pierre Laporte, the proclamation of the War Measures Act under which hundreds of innocent citizens were arrested, these events have become part of our national consciousness.
First published in 1971 and reissued in 1979, Rumours of War is both a definitive analysis of the October Crisis and a profound reflection of the value of individual civil liberties.
The kidnapping of James Cross, the murder of Pierre Laporte, the proclamation of the War Measures Act under which hundreds of innocent citizens were arrested and held without trial--all these events have become part of our national consciousness. The authors of this volume maintain that the government of the time overreacted to a marginal threat, making a mockery of our system of civil liberties in the process.
Rumours of War is a comprehensive analysis of this crucial period in our history.

About the Authors

Ron Haggart

RON HAGGART worked as producer for CBCs the Fifth Estate until he retired in 1991.'

Aubrey Golden

AUBREY GOLDEN is a Toronto civil liberites and labour lawyer.

Robert Stanfield

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