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Memorable Manitobans: Auguste Harrison (1836-1920)

Politician.

Born on 9 March 1936, son of Thomas Harrison (1814-1891) and Apolline “Pauline” Lagimonière (c1812-1865), he was a French delegate from Oak Point to the 1870 Convention of Forty where he voted against Riel’s motion that the Hudson’s Bay Company be left out of the transfer arrangements of the territory, which should be negotiated between Canada and the people of Red River. Riel responded by calling him and delegates Nolin and Klyne “traitors.” Harrison later suggested that the provisional government planned a bonfire and guard of honour to welcome the Wolseley Expedition. He died at Ste. Anne on 2 April 1920.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

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