However, a question in French addressing the role of Louis Riel in Canada’s history is causing some controversy.
The question is: “What threat did Louis Riel represent for Canada?” And the required answer is: “He led two armed uprisings that threatened the future of Canada as a country extending from one sea to the other.”
Elder Guy Savoie with the Union Nationale Métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba (The National Métis Union) is indignant.
"Oh! This is so wrong. First, Canada wasn’t threatened. And more importantly, it was not a rebellion. It was a form of resistance."
According to Mr. Savoie, it is an attempt to rewrite history and hide the mistakes made by the government of the day.
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