Louis Riel declared innocent by Montreal city council

The city council of the City of Montreal adopted a motion Tuesday to promote reconciliation between Canada and the Métis Nation by declaring Louis Riel innocent of the crime of high treason.

This decision is made on the 135th anniversary of his hanging on November 16, 1885. Last week, a motion asking for an official pardon from the Government of Canada was unanimously adopted by the National Assembly of Canada. Quebec.

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The elected members of the council also invite the Government of Canada to continue to work to conclude the unfinished task of reconciliation with the Métis Nation in order to guarantee reconciliation on the rights, interests and aspirations of the Métis Nation.

Louis Riel was a Métis chief and is considered the founder of Manitoba.


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