Jacques Rose

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Jacques Rose of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, was a member of the Chenier cell of the Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ).

In 1970, Jacques Rose's Chenier cell of the terrorism group kidnapped and murdered Quebec Vice Premier and Cabinet Minister, Pierre Laporte. The Chenier Cell of the FLQ terrorist group consisted of Jacques Rose, his brother, Paul Rose, the Cell's leader, Bernard Lortie, and Francis Simard.

Jacques Rose's involvement in the Quebec nationalist group began in 1968 after a meeting his brother Paul had with Jacques Lanctôt, a member of the FLQ, during an anti-Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau) rally at the St. Jean Baptiste parade.

Jacques Rose was acquitted of both the murder and kidnapping of Pierre Laporte. However, he was later convicted of being an accessory after the fact and sentenced to eight years in jail. He was granted full parole on July 17, 1978. He continues to be an active supporter of the separatist movement.

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