The Provisional Government

The Provisional Government

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  • The Provisional GovernmentDecember 1869
  • We, the Metis people, establish you, Louis Riel, as the president of our new provisional government
  • Because we need help negotiating with the Canadian government
  • Why would you need me?
  • Don't even think about it McDougall
  • Don't even think about it McDougall
  • I want to create an exclusively English and Protestant territory
  • BonjourSalut Welcome
  • Hi BienvenueHello
  • The Métis established their own provisional government to negotiate with the Canadian government and Louis Riel was president of this new provisional government.
  • If we're joining Canada as a new province, we should run through our conditions with the Canadian government
  • Louis Riel took steps to make sure McDougall didn't create an exclusively English and Protestant territory.
  • To be continued...
  • The provisional government was made up of French-speaking Métis and English-speaking Protestant citizens of Red River.
  • The provisional government wrote a bill of rights indicating its conditions for joining Canada as a new province.
  • The Metis Bill of Rights1. The right to elect our Legislature.2. The Legislature to have power to pass all laws, local to the Territory, over the veto of the Executive, by a two-third vote.......9. The French and English language to be common in the Legislature and Council, and all public documents and acts of Legislature to be published in both languages......15. That we have a full and fair representation in the Dominion Parliament.
  • Next up, the Execution of Thomas Scott
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