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Pierre Laporte was born in Montreal, Quebec. He was a journalist with Le Devoir from 1945 to 1961. A Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour in the government of the Province of Quebec, Canada, he was kidnapped by FLQ terrorists from his home in Saint-Lambert, Quebec on October 10, 1970. The events that followed became known as the "October Crisis" when martial law was declared and Pierre Laporte's dead body was found in the trunk of a car seven days later on October 17. His kidnappers were subsequently captured and sentenced to long prison terms for his murder.
Pierre Laporte is interred in the Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges in Montreal, Quebec.
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