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Memorable Manitobans: Maxime Lépine (c1837-1897)

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Maxime Lepine
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MLA (1875-1878).

Born at St. Boniface around 1837, son of Jean-Baptiste Bérard dit Lépine and Julia Henry, brother of Ambrose Dydine Lépine and Jean-Baptiste Lépine, he was acclaimed to the Manitoba Legislature in December 1874 and served a single term. He moved to Saskatchewan in 1882. He was one of Louis Riel’s councillors during the 1885 North West Rebellion, was tried for treason, received a seven-year sentence which was subsequently revoked and was pardoned. He died in poverty at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan on 16 September 1897.

Sources:

“Maxime Lepine dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 September 1897, page 1.

Maxime Lepine, Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 October 2018

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