Chan Sophal, an economist and director of the Center for Policy studies, said the riel
experiences cyclical f luctuations against the dollar it's often weakest during the rainy season due to lower demand.
Laporte must have realized, when he tried to pull down the Riel
effigy then drove away with a crowd in hot pursuit (see the sidebar), that his actions could affect his future as the proprietor of the "only First Class French Canadian Hotel in Winnipeg.
Liberal MP for Winnipeg South Centre, Anita Neville stated that "Louis Riel
is a symbol of the struggles that Canada had to endure in our early history, and his legacy is a matter of national importance.
This year's Riel
Day celebrations were sponsored by the Metis Nation of Ontario, the Metis National Council, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the city of Toronto.
Day is commemorated each year in Toronto on November 16, the anniversary of his execution in 1885.
The guest speaker is Shirley Delorme Russell, educator and resource co-ordinator at the Louis Riel
Institute to offer courses at National Historic Site
For five days, Lalaine has been waiting for word about her eldest child, Jan Riel
, an excavator operator, who was buried with nine other people by tons of soil in Wednesday's (February 13) collapse of the Panian open mine pit of Semirara Mining Corp.
In his December 2009 newsletter entitled "The Truth About Louis Riel
" and distributed to members in his federal riding and posted on his website (it has now been removed), Edmonton East MP Peter Goldring "sets the record straight" stating that those who want to recognize Riel
as a Father of Confederation "have sunk to a level comparable to that of modern Japan, where schoolbooks are sterilized to remove their Second World War shame, in the effort of sanitizing history.
will have on the future interests of the federal and provincial governments, and the Metis (if not all Aboriginal people).
The great-grand-niece of Louis Riel
and niece of Pearson-era Cabinet minister Roger Teillet is a member of the bars of Ontario, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.