Thursday, June 29, 2017

Canada 150 Week: Red River Rebellion


The Red River Rebellion marked not only Manitoba's entry into Canada but the fight against Ottawa for individual and provincial rights.  Both Catholics and Metis farmers feared the loss of their rights and the ability to control their daily lives because of Ottawa's encroachment. The rebellion forced the hand of Sir John A. Macdonald in guaranteeing individual and land rights when Manitoba was admitted, both of which were either ignored, mismanaged or otherwise forgotten, proving once again that the government could not and cannot be trusted.

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