17 Mar 2011
HIS 263 Jan. 11
Wilfred Laurier and Canadian Politics
1.Louis Riel Revisited
2.Growing division
3.The Laurier Style
4.The Sunny Way
5.Riel as a martyr vs. father of Manitoba
6.Métis community outrage dont want as a martyr but father of Manitoba
7.How do we interpret different events
8.French Catholics and English conflict regarding memory of Louis Riel
9.English people wanted to remember them by shooting Thomas Scott
a.Murderer and traitor
10.Quebec on the other hand French Catholics opposite way
a. Injustice done to a French Catholic Canadian
b. If he had been English protestant he would be let go as insane
c.Picture, right John A. Macdonald dummy being burnt
11.Key dynamics
a.Points fundamental cleavage between French and English in Ontario and
b.Local issues about Manitoba becomes a national issue
c.National system makes local political disputes into raw national ones
d.Cultural issues become political issues
12.Growing divisions
a.Manitoba question
b.Manitoba act 1871
c.Remedial legislation
13.Manitoba school question
a.1890 government eliminated public funding for bilanguage and Catholic
funding of schools which was part of the Manitoba act
b.To create a unidirectional English protestant
14.Religious system was sensible, divided equally population 1870s between French
and English
a.Made political bonds between two forces in Manitoba
b.1890s Catholic was less than 10 percent of Manitoba
c.Swamped by settlers from Ontario came to Manitoba in mass
d.French Canadians didnt go west many Ontario settlers opposed separate
schools prevent a single unified culture
e.Political shift as well
f. Catholics lost political power
g.Demography and politics
h.Became a national issue
i.Education provincial responsibility
ii.British North American act B and A act protect religious minorities
15.Remedial legislation should they pass remedial education?
a.Does this provide autonomy that would protect us?
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