The Quebec Solidaire party has publicly confirmed that it does not intends to table a motion in the National Assembly for honoring FLQ terrorist Paul Rose, who died yesterday at the age of 69. An official statement issued today mentioned that it has come to the decision out of respect for the family and friends of Pierre Laporte, who was a Quebec cabinet minister kidnapped and murdered by the FLQ’s Chenier cell, which was led by Rose, during the October Crisis of 1970.
Quebec Solidaire MNA, Amir Khadir, made a highly controversial tweet on the social network yesterday, revealing that he plans to table a motion honoring Rose at the National Assembly, admiring that he was as “an important figure in the independence movement,” while also praising him for the “sincerity of his dedication, integrity and intellect.” Additionally, Khadir also asked upon the members of the PQ to support it as well. The reaction of this tweet was unanimously against him, while several of his own supporters even appeared to turn against him on Khadir’s Facebook page. An observer, Steve Pearson, stated that “I’m handing in my QS [membership] card, I’ve had enough,” whereas another mentioned that “If politicians take the side of terrorism, we face anarchy.”