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Paul Rose, born October 16, 1943 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, is a political scientist and a trade unionist. He was the leader of the Chenier cell of the Front de Libération du Quebec terrorist group (FLQ).
In 1970, Paul Rose's Chenier cell of the terrorism group kidnapped and murdered Quebec Labour Minister, Pierre Laporte, beginning the October Crisis. Before the end of 1970, 23 members of the FLQ were in jail, including four convicted murderers, and one member had been killed by his own bomb.
A member of the Rassemblement pour l'indépendance nationale political party, Paul Rose's involvement in Quebec extreme nationalist group began in 1968 after meeting Jacques Lanctôt, a member of the FLQ, during an rally against Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste parade.
On March 31, 1971, Paul Rose was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Pierre Laporte. He was granted full parole on December 20, 1982 and today still lives in the province of Quebec, advocating its separation from Canada.
He currently works for the CSN House of Labour.
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