Some parts of this land is well suited for farming, and it is wealthy in resources.
Canada Takes Interest In The West
I think it is time for Rupert's Land to join Canada.
I am perfectly willing to leave Rupert's land a wilderness for the next for the next half century, but I fear the if the Canadians do not go, the yankees will.
Points Of View In The West
Let the merchants of Toronto consider that if their city is ever to be made really great.
This is our land it isn't a piece of pemmican to be cut off and given in little pieces to us. It is ours and we will take what we want.
I will give you 1.5 Million dollars for Rupert's Land.
Rupert's Land Joins Canada
You have a deal.
The west belongs to us and it can't be sold by outsiders. The outsiders will assimilate our culture, heritage,and our language,they will probably force us to give up out way of life. If this goes on like this we will become like the English speaking newcomers.
Fears Of Assimilation
Leave immediately! This is our land and you have no right to be on it.
I come in the name of my people, and I bring to you the bill of rights they we ask for. Either French or English would be used in the Legislature. Document would be printed in both languages. Laws for the new province would be decided by the residents. We would keep the rights to our land. Local officials would be elected by the local people. The Federal government would negotiate treaties with the First Nations living there.