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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 13, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press tuesday october 13, 1970 11 chronology of Quebec kidnapping highlights Montreal up Fol lowing is a chronology of highlights in the James Jas per Cross kidnapping monday oct. 5 armed men gain Entrance to Cross residence at . On pretext of delivering birthday gift to Diplo mat. Cross is handcuffed hustled into car which Heads toward downtown Montreal. M o n t r e a 1 police begin City wide manhunt soon after. Officials notified by British High commission. External affairs minister Sharp tells commons additional Protection will be provided for diplomats in Canada he says kidnapping will be Strong blow against separatism in Quebec. W i t n e s s to kidnapping tells police one of the abductors said we re the front de liberation de Quebec underground terrorist group. Say at 3 . They received four Ransom notes asking for release of political prisoners in Gold bul lion Safe air passage to Cuba or Algeria. Minister Jerome Choquette says at 4 . The matter will be brought before the Quebec Cabinet. Says kid nappers have Given 48-hour deadline pleads with the Fly to show human decency provide Cross with pills for blood pressure. Say at 9 . They have halted their manhunt one of the Ransom conditions because we Don t want to make the terrorists tuesday oct. 6 say at 10 . That All known members of separatist terrorist groups Are under close surveillance. News papers in Montreal to Ronto say prominent Canadian politicians Are named in manifesto received from Kidnap pers under plan of selective sources close to prime minister Trudeau say any decision to meet the demands will be shared by Ottawa Quebec City. Cabinet ends 2vi hour meeting at noon or. Trudeau says it would be too dangerous to say anything at this Diefenbaker says the government should offer Reward for information leading to Cross recovery. Montreal lawyer Rob Ert Lemieux says six jailed terrorists have signed a Docu ment accepting Asylum in Cuba or Algeria if Ransom de mands met. Csc describes at 7 . An Fly note demanding red carpet treatment at Mont real Airport while boarding getaway chartered plane. Sharp tells commons the wholly unreasonable de mands by the kidnappers won t be met. But he says the government wants to speak with the abductors. Radio station announces it has received Fly note saying they will do away Cross if demands not met by .. Edt in Quebec City Premier Bourassa approves Ottawa s Tough stand. J u s t i c c minister Cho Quetty s Montreal office be gins All night Vigil awaiting word from kidnappers. Wednesday oct. 7 . Deadline passes without word from Kidnap pers. Police report they found an Fly note putting deadline at 9 . But dead line also passes without developments. Police pick up 30 suspects in raids. Minister Trudeau says minority cannot be Al Lowed to impose its views on majority by violence. A noon deadline passes nothing new. Or. Diefenbaker mentions Fiat Toronto Busi Ness planned to put up Reward. Note found in Montreal placing More emphasis on human demands release of prisoners while not mentioning Money. Taxi thought to be the one involved in monday kid napping. Found in Sorel. Que. Police say it s not the one used by abductors. Station gets note at . Extending deadline of noon thursday. A Romp Aming note signed a. Cross asks authorities to Ajr rce to demands. Lawyer Lemieux asks m government to name no says in late night conference the Kidnap pers should name mediator. Thursday oct. 8 deadline passes nothing new. Deny they called off their investigation at any another Fly note found in Telephone Booth extends deadline to Midnight. Gox eni ment says is ready to appoint mediator As hich As Cabinet minister. Ossa fee arc to fall text of Fly of demands. Irb Vert is Jwj St latest Midnight dead line which Fly says is the last one passes without developments. Friday oct. 9 station receives Anonymous Telephone Call shortly after Midnight saying authorities have 24 hours to free political prison ers in return for release of Cross. Police later say the Call was a prank. Reports said police were looking for five prime suspects in the kid napping. Minister Cho Guelte asks for a letter in Cross handwriting with a reference to fives Days having passed since the abduction in order to prove the Diplomat is still Safe Issue a last communique setting a 6 . Saturday deadline for the government to meet their de mands or never see Cross again. The communique is accompanied by a letter from Cross containing the reference to elapsed time requested ear Lier in the Day by or. Cho Quette. It is also accompanied by a communique issued ear Lier in the Day but not found which Renews demands for re lease of prisoners Cessa Tion of police activity. Saturday oct. 10 Federal officials both study latest terrorist demands. Levesque Leader of the separatist parti Quebe Cois appeals in his newspaper column to kidnappers to aban Don the use of violence. Robert Bourassa returns to Montreal from new York following a United states visit to promote invest ment in Quebec province. Lemieux says he would be willing to act As an observer in the event of a Transfer of prisoners to Al Geria or Cuba a suggestion made by the Fly in a com Munique Friday. Minister Cho Quette tells a news conference the kidnappers will be Given Safe conduct out of Canada if they release Cross but that their demand for release of prisoners will not be met. If the kidnappers wish to remain in Canada their humanitarianism in releasing Cross will be taken into consideration in their treatment before the courts. 6 . Deadline passes less than 30 minutes after or. Choquette s Mes Sage with no word from the kidnappers. 20 minutes after the deadline labor minister Pierre Laporte is kidnapped from in front of his Home by two masked men with machine guns who Force him into a car with two or three other men. Set up roadblocks a province wide Alert is issued but the kidnappers Are not found. No word is received from them saturday night. O 1 i c e investigating a bomb scare in a downtown hotel find a note from a group calling itself the front de jus Tice do Quebec. The group threatens reprisals against three terrorists or members of their family for each hos Tage executed by the Kidnap pers. Sunday oct. 11 station Cikac is directed by Anonymous Tele phone caller to a trash can where a note from or. La Porte is found. Addressed to Bis wife it says he is Well had a Good night. Cabinet meets with top City Council officials in a downtown hotel later moves to another location. Raid Homes off ices of known Fly sup porters. Receives communique setting 10 . Sunday deadline for meeting All seven original Fly demands or or. Laporte will be executed. The communique is found by Cikac reporters following Anonymous Telephone Call. Lemieux is detained by police for question ing the Justice department docs not elaborate on charges. Second communique re Peats the demand makes the Only reference to or. Cross received sunday. H says the Laporte abductors have not heard from the Cross kidnappers but if or. Cross is still alive his captors should Issue another communique. Second communique is accompanied by a letter from or. Laporte. Pleading emotionally for Premier Bour Assa to save his life refer ring to his position As the last adult male in his family hav ing responsibilities towards his late brother s children As Well As his own. Bourassa meets with leaders of provincial opposition parties of the Quebec National Assembly. Bourassa reads statement m French minutes before use 10 . Laporte deadline saving demands far of Safe release of the minis Ter awl or. Cross he a sussed a Kali Are Ernami Steff to in Sarre unsafe lives. To i Tawa says the Federal govern ment concurs with Premier Bourassa s statement that the main interest is the Safe re turn of the two Kidnap Vic Tims. The statement says the Federal Quebec govern ments Are in constant Liaison concerning the kidnappings. Lessard 25, one of the 23 political prisoners whose release is demanded by the Fly is picked up by police for questioning re leased. He is free on bail awaiting trial for an armed robbery which police say was intended to finance the Fly. Monday oct. 12 station re c e i v e s communique saying or. Cross is alive Well will be released if the government meets two de mands of his kidnappers the cessation of police activity release of political Pris the communique is accompanied by a letter from or. Cross thanking Premier Bourassa for saving his or. Laporte s life. It is the first communication from or. Cross his kidnappers since Friday. Station Cikac receives a communique from the Laporte abductors con firming the minister is Well but demanding that the government meet All seven Origi Nal Fly conditions for his re lease. The communique is accompanied by a Handwritten letter from or. Laporte ask ing the government to make it possible for the political prisoners to leave Quebec Mon Day or today. Communiques Sug Gest lawyer Lemieux serve As mediator to work out terms for the release of or. Cross or. Laporte. Find note signed by the Fly urging them to Stop their search. Affairs minister Sharp other Federal Cabi net ministers meet in Ottawa to discuss the possibility of opening discussions with the kidnappers. O 1 i c e say they Are searching for three cars believed to have been used in the Laporte abduction. Of the Quebec a officers Seal off police Headquarters in downtown Montreal monday tonal Assembly s labor House committees Are postponed because of the abduction of or Laporte labor minister government House Leader. Jean Drapeau says he is curtailing visits to Var ious parts of the City planned As part of his municipal elec Tion Campaign in order to re main at the disposal of higher authorities concerned with the kidnappings for obvious reasons of special session of the National Assembly to discuss a province wide dispute Between the government doctors Over medical care insurance is cancelled because of the kidnappings. New communique from the Laporte kidnappers is found. It lists three alternatives for the government reject All demands in which Case both or. Laporte or. Cross will be killed accede to the two demands listed in the most recent communiques from the Cross kid nappers in which Case or. Laporte will continue to be held accede to All demands originally listed in which Case both men will be released safely. Spokesman for radio station which found the communique said it was accompanied by a letter from or. Laporte too personal to read Over the air but encouraging in tone. Bourassa names Montreal lawyer Robert de mers As government Contact Man in negotiations for the release of the Fly captives. Paul former Justice minister in the previous Union National government recalls that warnings he issued As Justice minister went unheeded. Get under Way at police Headquarters Between or. Demers or. Lemieux the latter still in police custody on a charge of obstructing Justice. Egyptians continue homage Cairo special tons still they come thousands upon thousands to the simple ?.nd As yet unmarked grave of Egypt s dead Leader Gamal Abdel Nasser two weeks after his death. The queues of egyptians visit ing the grave Are reminiscent of those outside Lenin s Tomb in Moscow s red Square or pres ident John f. Kennedy s grave at Arlington. A Black rope on White Stan Chions Marks the Nasser grave dug in yellow Nile Delta dust at he Western Edge of the big Abiff coloured mosque in Nasser s old neighbourhood in Northeast the people Are unaccustomed y quiet for egyptians every few hours or so a new delegation of notables arrives in heir midst to pay special Horn age. The grave which is covered with Flowers has a picture of Nasser his decorations the Koran. Blue berated presiden tial guards stand at attention. At night floodlights play Over the scene As new crowds arrive. In the mosque itself another picture of Nasser lies at his me Morial place underneath the huge red White Black egyptian Flag with the two Green stars. Snowmobile registration As of october 12, 1970, everyone operating a snowmobile within Manitoba must Register their machine. Excepted Are those people who reside in special exempt areas As outlined in the Law. Exempt areas include All territory North of the 53rd parallel that space North of the 51st parallel that is bounded by the Eastern Shore of Lake Winnipeg the Eastern Border of Manitoba. If you live within this area but also live within 10 Miles of a town settlement or Public Road you must Register your machine. Registration of snowmobiles May be made at the main motor vehicle Branch in Winnipeg or Branch offices at Brandon Portage la Prairie Dauphin flin flon Thompson or at any of the 113 motor vehicle agencies. A copy of snowmobile handbook explaining rules safety particulars will be Given to each applicant Manitoba government department of transportation 1 ill

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