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Memorable Manitobans: Provisional Government of Manitoba / Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia (1870)

A Legislative Assembly, formed by Louis Riel’s Provisional Government in 1870, met between 9 March and 24 June. Its members were, in alphabetical order, are listed below. Louis Riel was elected President and William Coldwell was appointed Clerk. Three men were selected to go to Ottawa as representatives of the Assembly: John Black, Rev. Joseph-Noel Ritchot, and Alfred Henry Scott.

A. G. B. Bannatyne
Andrew Graham Ballenden Bannatyne

(St. John’s)

Andre Beauchemin
Andre Beauchemin

(St. Vital)

Baptiste Beauchemin
Baptiste Beauchemin

(St. Charles)

Curtis James Bird
Curtis James Bird

(St. Paul’s)

John Bruce
John Bruce

(St. Boniface)

Thomas Bunn
Thomas Bunn

(St. Clement’s)

Francois Dauphinais
François Dauphinais

(St. François-Xavier)

Pierre Delorme
Pierre Delorme

(Pointe Coupée)

William Fraser
William Fraser

(Kildonan)

W. Garrioch
William Garrioch
(St. Mary’s Laprairie)

George Gunn
George Gunn

(St. Ann’s)

Auguste Harrison
Auguste Harrison
(Ste.-Anne)

Louis Lascerte
Edward Henry George Gunter Hay

(St. Andrew’s)

Louis Lascerte
Louis Lascerte
(Pointe Coupée)

Ambrose Lepine
Ambrose Lepine

(St. Vital)

James McKay
James McKay

(St. James)

John Norquay
John Norquay

(St. Margaret’s)

William Bernard O'Donoghue
William Bernard O’Donoghue

(St. Boniface)

Hugh Francis O'Lone
Hugh Francis O’Lone

(Winnipeg)

Francois-Xavier Page
François-Xavier Page
(St. François-Xavier)

Pierre Parenteau
Pierre Parenteau
(St. Norbert)

Pierre Poitras
Pierre Poitras
(Baie St. Paul and Prairie du Cheval Blanc)

Louis Riel
Louis Riel

(President)

Louis Schmidt
Louis Schmidt

(St. Boniface)

Alfred Henry Scott
Alfred Henry Scott

(Winnipeg)

John Sinclair
John Sinclair
(St. Peter’s)

Thomas Sinclair
Thomas Sinclair
(St. Andrew’s)

William Auld Tait
William Auld Tait

(Headingly)

Baptiste Tourond
Baptiste Tourond
(St. Norbert)

 

 

 

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: Louis Riel and his Councillors (circa 1869)

Sources:

Sessional Journal of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia, Archives of Manitoba, Red River Disturbance Collection MG3 A1-15.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2019

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