FLQ Lawyer - Robert Lemieux Dies
"Robert Lemieux, the radical Montreal lawyer who made his reputation defending FLQ terrorists in the 1960s and '70s, was found dead at his house in Sept Îles Monday. He was 66. Lemieux was a handsome, highly emotional, volatile showman who was himself jailed for four months during the 1970 FLQ crisis under the War Measures Act on charges of seditious conspiracy.
During his career as a lawyer for the Front de libération du Québec, he defended more than 30 terrorists, and represented the members of the so-called Chénier cell, who kidnapped Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte, who was strangled.
Lemieux was the eldest of six children in a Radio-Canada technician's family. He was educated at Collège Mont St. Louis, and in 1965 obtained his law degree from McGill University, where he was influenced by civil libertarian Frank Scott."
The Montreal Gazette