The anonymous writer of "Crisis in Canada," published in the December issue of MR, makes a gross error…. The author wrote: "On Saturday, October 17, Labor Minister Laporte was executed by the FLQ. The Trudeau government responded with the War Measures Act.... " (italics added) Six paragraphs before, the author wrote: "Last Friday the Liberal government of Prime Minister Trudeau passed the War Measures Act.... " (italics added ) You cannot respond to something that hasn't happened. The War Measures Act came beforethe execution of Laporte.
This article can also be found at the Monthly Review website, where most recent articles are published in full.