A French Canadian separatist movement. Set up in the early 1960s, it launched a terrorist and bombing campaign to secure the separation of Quebec Province from Canada. The Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ) was greatly encouraged when de Gaulle used the separatist slogan Vive le Québec Libre (Long Live Free Quebec) while visiting Canada in 1967. But its terrorist activities proved unpopular; much more support was given to the constitutional Parti Québecois, which won a majority of the seats in the Quebec legislative assembly in 1976 and remains an important force in the province.
Subjects: World History.