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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 19, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press monday october 19, 1970 text of letter from Cross Montreal up Fol lowing is the text of a letter from James Jasper Cross the British Trade commissioner kidnapped from his Home oct. 5 by the front de liberation Clu Quebec to the authorities 1 want to reassure those in crested that 1 am still alive and in Good health. My life is not menaced at present. The Fly who kidnapped me told me that i was a political Pris Oner and that they would treat me As a prisoner As Long As the authorities concerned do not accept the Freedom of All Fly political prisoners who Are now in jail. The Only danger for my life is if the police find out where i am and want to intervene. The Fly will not give up and i will be the first dead. Early this morning i have seen my death announced on television. This was terrible. I wrote a letter to my wife yesterday which placed in the Hall of the Church St. Jean Trudeau i warns Fly i de la Salle 2585 pie neuf Boulevard and both Cikac and Calm were called but nobody seemed there. In spite of this letter it was announced that 1 was dead and that my body had been found. This must have been terribly distressing for my wife. The Fly say that it will be better for everyone if the government releases the political prisoners As demanded. The authorities will never find the place where i am held in Captivity. I am a Pris Oner like the Fly members Are prisoners in jail. Perhaps the red Cross and cuban consulate May act As intermediaries for my Exchange against the Freedom of the prisoners in jail. Every thing can be done without violence. I Hope this can be accepted. I am sending also a Sepa rate letter to my wife. The letter signed j. R. Cross was verified As authentic by the police. It was found in an East end Church following an Anonymous Tele phone tip to a local radio Sta Tion. Ottawa up to echoing applause from All sides of the commons the prime minister said Quebec terrorists Are trying to destroy the nation but they will not he made the statement at the opening of a grieving commons session that paid tribute to the assassinated Pierre Laporte. Or. Trudeau said the brutal and cowardly slaying of the Quebec labor minister shows 1he moral wasteland occupied by the front de liberation do Quebec. The Fly was trying to turn Canadian against Canadian and to inspire fear and hatred and j thereby the country. But canadians had known Freedom and Practised tolerance too Long to allow themselves to be dominated by criminals. Looking drawn and tired after an anguished weekend or. Tru Deau said or. Laporte had de voted his life to the betterment of the people of Quebec. All Canada grieved for mrs. Laporte and her children. Or. Laporte s death would not deter Progress toward social change. The prime minister said the has no mandate but Ter ror no policies but violence and no solutions but through Justice we will find peace and opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said or. Laporte has become a Martyr in the eyes of All democratically minded his death must not be a use less tragedy or. Stanfield said but a Milestone in the struggle for Canadian the opposition Leader said his criticism of the government s invocation of the War measures act were still valid but this should be a Day of the terrorists who murdered or. Laporte have already proved that they want to de stroy our society he said Call ing the killing a brutal murder and repugnant gesture. It was tragic that a great humanitarian had died in such an inhumane Way. Or. Laporte was rightly objects to stand by Gonick a member of the executive of the Crescent Wood new demo cratic party association re signed sunday night because of the activities of by Gonick the nip member of the legislature for Crescent Wood in connection with the Fly and the War Mea sures emergency act. Harvey n. M. Patterson said monday that at a meeting of the association sunday he offered Lis resignation from the executive and or. Gonick was severely criticized by other constituency association members. Or. Gonick said that he Felt he could possibly get arrested and the impression he left with me was that he did t care whether he did get arrested or j or. Patterson said three or More members of the executive Are expected to resign. Or. Patterson said in a press statement released monday that he and other members objected to or. Gonick s state ments following a police raid at a Bookstore in which or. Gonick is a part owner and statements made saturday at the Cenotaph on memorial Bou Levard during a demonstration against the War measures act. Or. Gonick told the demonstrators that the War measures act was restricting the civil liberties of canadians and was an unfair measure by the Feder Al government. The incident at the dimension Bookstore 127 Osborne Street occurred when police asked an employee to remove a poster which urged Freedom for the Fly. He or. Gonick has to real ize he must behave like a responsible la. I Don t want to be associated his ideas and his specials in effect oct. 19th Scott Cashmere boys hockey stockings Little boys plaid slippers men s Short sleeve to shirt Scott 4-Pak toilet tissue halloween candies your Choice of Crim drops Jelly Beans or Parry mix. 3 bags ladies one size panty Hose colors beige Tan Navy and charcoal. In Maple Leaf Cana Dien or Boston colors. Rec. Sj.66. 100% combed Pima cot ton. White. So a. Rec. A. 2 for soft absorbent. Assorted colors. 3 for 1.38 red Blue. Full sizes 5-10 and 11-3. With by but or. Patterson said he still supports the nip and the policies of premiered Schreyer of Manitoba. Or. G o n i c h had been reamed out by some of the objecting members at the meet j called one of the fathers of the new Quebec and he was a de fender of our or. Stan Field said. He was a gifted parliamentary ing or. Patterson said but the Ian. Gentleman and devout j executive had t formally Cen father and husband. Sorted the member or asked for it is for his family that our his resignation feelings run Pearson Calls for Calm or. Gonick claimed not to be responsible for the poster at the j j Osborne Street Bookstore and i sunday night said he had no idea the poster was hanging in the store and that he in t a j supporter of the f1.q. I i have reasons to doubt this 1 or. Patterson said however. He will remain a party member. Hanuschik to attend funeral Cootie cd Ottawa Ftp Lester Pearson sunday night called on the country for Calm in the face of the slaying of Quebec labor minister Pierre Laporte. Or. Pearson said in an inter View on the Csc program week end my first reaction was one of compassion. My s e c o n d was that this horrible event con firms that we Are facing a com blooded cruel conspiracy of fanatics that we must but on reflection his concern turned to the reaction of the Laporte. Premier Schreyer country to the event and the says on behalf of the govern previous kidnapping by the Fly meat of Manitoba. T offer Yon of British Trade commissioner Jay sincere condolences. A James Cross. Matt bans Are Earr Rossiya i am fearful of the wrong saddened and hearts Are kind of general a Ohmic with you during these boors of we Rawest wot the issues. i afraid the a find anew the tej Grasi to Presner awl Tjie people says fed my All in us Telegram to Madame or. 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