Louis Riel: A Canadian Hero Or Villain?

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Louis Riel: A Canadian Hero or Villain? During Canada’s development, Canada held many heroes and villains. Either way, the heroes and villains have affected the history of our nation. One of the heroes that impacted Canada was Louis Riel. Being the leader of the Metis, he strived to fight for Metis rights and to defend his rebellions in face of a racist government. He was the one who founded Canada’s province Manitoba. Also, he had encouraged the use of the Canadian Pacific Railway. To begin with, Riel stood up for Metis rights. The Metis looked to Riel for leadership and supported him. It was a good thing to stand up what he believed in. He had led 2 rebellions: the Red River Resistance and the Northwest Rebellion, just to gain Metis rights

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