Radicalized after his father, a civil servant, was fired from his job of 44 years for whistleblowing. During the October Crisis of 1970, the British trade commissioner, James Cross, and the Quebec labor minister, Pierre Laporte, were kidnapped and Laporte was murdered. The kidnappers claimed allegiance to the Front for the Liberation of Quebec, which Chartrand supported; for this, he and some 500 others were arrested. Trappist monk in Oka, Quebec, Canada, 1933-35.
Father: (civil servant)
Wife: Simonne Monet-Chartrand (activist, m. 17-Feb-1942, d. 1993, two sons, four daughters)
Daughter: Suzanne G. Chartrand
Daughter: Marie-Andree (d. 1971)
Son: Alain (documentary filmmaker)
University: University of Montreal
Confederation of National Trade Unions President, Montreal Central Council (1968)
Confederation of Canadian Catholic Workers
Sedition arrested under War Measures Act (16-Oct-1970), acquitted
Insult of a Quebec police officer (9-May-1949)
Is the subject of documentaries:
Un homme de parole, 1991
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