On incidents leading up to the October Crisis

CBC has a podcast about the incidents leading up to the October Crisis. October 1970 is long enough ago that people may have forgotten, or never known, that the incidents of that month were not an isolated outbreak. A series of robberies and bombings had taken place in and around Montreal in the 1960s as the nascent FLQ stole money and guns and blew up people who signified federal oppression, like postal workers.

Here’s a Wikipedia timeline of those attacks from 1963 onward. Along with the podcast, CBC has this long piece profiling François Schirm, who masterminded a gun store robbery for the FLQ in 1964.