Two men were shot and killed in the office of the Montreal Cotton
Company in Valleyfield, Quebec, on a night in 1895. A third
victim, shot through the head, managed to survive. Charged with
the murders was Valentine Shortis, a young Irish immigrant. His
trial, the longest on record at the time in Canada, was played
out against one of the most dramatic periods in Canadian
political history. Before the case closed it had involved some of... more...