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It’s Louis Riel Day today in Manitoba, Salhany offers a fresh book on Canada’s ‘most famous trial in court history’

By Neil Moss      

Plus, Hillites honour Christie Blatchford, and scribes gather to talk shop and drink beer at Feb. 13 CAJ shindig.

Louis Riel, pictured, was the founder of the province of Manitoba and political leader of the Métis people of the Prairies, he led two rebellions against the federal government, the Red River Rebellion 1869-1870 and the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. He was hanged for treason on Nov. 16, 1885. Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia

It might be Family Day in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and New Brunswick today, but in Manitoba today, it’s Louis Riel Day, Feb. 17.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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