Terrorists make bad company
At some point, a terrorist group forms. One might say, they make bad company. Together, often at a demonstration,they make connections and alliances that eventually lead to further mayhem and enrollment of the naive or the foolish.There are those who say that Mario Bachand was too insignificant to have been killed by a special service, which would have to have been directed by a government, at the highest level. The Canadian academic Reg Whitaker of the University of Victoria, a political scientist, being one of the more prominent. However, close look at the evidence suggests otherwise. For example, this photograph of a demonstration in Montreal on the 16th of October 1968, led by Mario Bachand. He can be seen behind the CIS sign. A short distance behind Bachand can be seen the figure of Paul Rose, wearing black hat with light-coloured ribbon. Two years later, during the 1970 October Crisis, he would lead the Chenier Cell of the FLQ, responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Quebec Minister Pierre Laporte.
Following the murder of Laporte, Canadian authorities and the RCMP would have studied it and other photographs with particular care.
What is remarkable about the position of Whitaker is that it permits complete avoidance of the evidence, which is an odd position for an academic to take.