Jacques Lanctôt is a Canadian writer and publisher, restaurateur, and former militant separatist. Lanctôt, the son of Gérard Lanctôt, an associate of Quebec Nazi leader Adrien Arcand, is a former member of the FLQ, a terrorist separatist group. He was one of the FLQ members who kidnapped James Cross, a British diplomat in October 1970.
Cross was released, and Lanctôt and the other kidnappers were allowed to leave Canada. Lanctôt returned to Canada in 1979, and served two years in prison. Following his release he set up a publishing house.
He is currently a columnist for the Canadian News service Canoe.ca