Today in Canadian History

Today in Canadian History

Nov 16, 2022

November 16

In 1885, Metis leader Louis Riel was hanged in Regina for his involvement in the Northwest Rebellions. Riel's lawyer proposed to defend him on grounds of insanity, but Riel repudiated this and he was found guilty of treason. The execution was postponed several times and pleas for clemency came from many parts of the world

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