James Cross

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James Richard "Jasper" Cross, CMG (born September 29, 1921) is a British former diplomat in Canada. He was kidnapped by Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) militants during the October Crisis of October 1970.[1]

On October 5, 1970, Cross was abducted at gunpoint from his British diplomatic residence at 1297 Redpath Crescent, in the Golden Square Mile district of Montreal, and held as a hostage for two months as the FLQ made a series of demands to the Quebec government.[2] He was released on December 3 in exchange for safe passage for his abductors to Cuba.

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  1. The October Crisis. HISTOR!CA. Retrieved 5 Oct 2010.
  2. "Canadian Kidnappings: 1970 Year in Review, UPI.com". Retrieved 5 Oct 2010.