Statement by the Prime Minister on Louis Riel Day
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Louis Riel Day:“Today, we commemorate the life of Louis Riel, a dedicated Métis leader, politician, and the founder of the province of Manitoba.“A champion for minority rights and the Métis Nation, Louis Riel played a key role in Canadian Confederation. He was a visionary who dreamed of a diverse and inclusive Canada. On Louis Riel Day, we reflect on his contributions to building the country we are all proud to call home.
Ottawa, Ontario - November 16, 2018