Montreal -- and all Canada -- was stunned at the news on Sunday that the kidnapped Quebec Labour Minister, Mr Pierre Laporte, had been found dead.
GV Montreal street scenes with flags at half-mast (5 shots)
SV & MV Soldiers on guard (2 shots)
GV PAN..Bridge offered by Canadian Government as exchange point for jailed F.L.Q. members (2 shots)
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SV Mayor of Montreal. Mr Jean Rapeau speaks
SEQ. 4: Former Prime Minister, Mr John Diefenbaker: "The utter uselessness on their part to have taken such a course indicates how desperate they are and how those feelings, those ordinary feelings that all of us have, compassion, have been buried and destroyed. Something has been lost to Canada and all Canadians."
SEQ. 5: Mayor of Montreal, Mr Rapeau: "A lesson that we should accept, that there is a message and I'm sure that this must have been the last thought of Pierre Laporte, it is that a sacrifice should not have been consented in (indistinguishable) that our men holding public office should have the courage to continue."
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Background: Montreal -- and all Canada -- was stunned at the news on Sunday that the kidnapped Quebec Labour Minister, Mr Pierre Laporte, had been found dead. In Montreal flags flew at half-mast and the city was much quieter than usual.
Two prominent politicians, the former Prime Minister, Mr John Diefenbaker, and the Mayor of Montreal, Mr Jean Rapeau, spoke of their feelings at the news.
Soldiers, brought in under the War Measures Act, patrolled a Montreal bridge that the Canadian Government had designated a rendezvous point for the kidnappers, should they decide to release the other kidnapped man, a British Diplomat, Mr James Cross. The Government said that the offer of safe conduct to the kidnappers still stood, despite the murder of Mr Laporte.
Quebec police have named two men, a 37-year-old taxi driver, Marc Carbonneau, and a 27-year-old schoolteacher, Paul Rose, as key suspects in their inquiries into the kidnappings. They have issued warrants for arrest of the two men.