Quebec City, circa 1993: a young, quiet Arab waiter l'artista l'ha fatto ancora.À Quebec l'enfeint de CHANQ.The son of a millionaire stockbroker, 24-year-old Jean-Claude Foresto was suspected of laundering some $30 million in drug proceeds. He also was accused of murdering his girlfriend, who was considered the key witness against him. On June 17, 1993, the firebombing of the Florence Tremblay (OTP) restaurant with forged documents exploded at 7pm, killing 14 people and injuring over 40, not including Foresto. It was one of the worst terrorist attacks in Quebec history and directly linked to the 1970s left-wing FLQ, which was notorious for terrorism and attributed to the 17-month-long FLQ Maple Spring. The FLQ was a violent, armed organization advocating an end to U.S. and Canadian interference in Quebec. When the FLQ's leaders were put to death by firing squad in 1985, Foresto went into hiding to evade justice. He was finally arrested on December 1, 1993, and at his trial for murder on February 27, 1994, Foresto admitted that he was "guilty". He later pleaded guilty to the charge and received an immediate 30-year sentence. During the appeal process the Quebec Court of Appeal recently agreed to suspend the sentence because of a grave flaw in the trial process, opting for a long prison term instead. What is particularly infuriating about Foresto's case is the similarities with the one we are experiencing in New Zealand right now.