All events for 1870 – 1879
Talle-de-Saules (now Willow Bunch), Saint-Laurent-de-Grandin and Batoche leave their mark in Saskatchewan
These new communities, created by Métis families trying to preserve their semi-nomadic lifestyle, are established in regions that will later become part of Saskatchewan.
The Red River Rebellion, a popular democratic movement led by Louis Riel, leads to the creation of Manitoba
This is the new Canadian government’s first major crisis since Confederation.
The Common Schools Act effectively removes public funding from separate Acadian schools.
Founded by Monseigneur Alexandre Taché in 1855, the Collège de Saint-Boniface was a pivotal point, a protector and a promoter of French life and culture.
The first hospital in Western Canada starts out with only four beds to meet the health care needs of the people of the new province of Manitoba.
Catholic and Protestant school systems are completely separated.
May 27, 1871
Lawyer Joseph Royal, who bought the presses and equipment in St. Cloud, Minnesota, for $500 is the man responsible for the publication of Le Métis.
Mercier builds a trading post in the Yukon, and his efforts will have a major impact on the development of the territory.
An amendment to the Northwest Territories Act gives English and French equal status in the Legislative Assembly and before the courts
This means that English and French are on equal footing.