Louis Riel

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The real challenges of reviving a Louis Riel opera

The Canadian Opera Company has reworked a problematic opera about the story of Louis Riel. Does it succeed, all the same?
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Been there, won that: Inglorious battles of 1812

Missing from history lessons on the Canada-U.S. war: Treason, revenge and guerrilla combat.
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How Laurier’s stirring speech defending Riel forged his reputation

An exclusive excerpt from André Pratte’s biography of Wilfrid Laurier
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Was Louis Riel insane?

Though the Metis leader didn’t agree, madness seemed the best defence against charges of high treason