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Department
History
Course
HIS263Y1
Professor
Heidi Bohaker
Semester
Winter

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HIS263 Jan 11 Louis Riel Revisited Execution of Louis riel in 1885 Great hero of the Mtis people Riel: the father of Manitoba Forced McDonald into bringing Manitoba into Confederation 1885 French Catholics in Quebec and Anglo Protestants in Ontario differed on the understanding of Riels execution Ontario understood Riel as a murderer and traitor Quebec understood him as the opposite they took the stand if he was anything but a French or Catholic, he would have been let off They thought it to be a great injustice This difference points to a few key dynamics in the culture and politics of the time There is a fundamental cleavage between French-Catholics and Anglo-protestants Local issues become national issues How cultural issues became political issues Growing Divisions In 1890, the government of Manitoba eliminated funding for both catholic and bilingual programs A broader attempt for Anglo-Protestant supremacy These were originally recognized in the Manitoba A
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