To: Prime Minister Trudeau, Honourable Carolyn Bennett,

Exonerate Louis Riel

Exonerate Louis Riel

Friends of Louis Riel call on the Canadian government to pass a Parliamentary Bill revoking the conviction of Louis Riel of all criminal charges and exonerate Louis Riel.

Why is this important?

Louis Riel remains branded a "traitor to Canada." Although recognized as a "Canadian hero" whose "ideals of inclusiveness and equality - are now the very same values on which we base our country's identity" ( P.M. Justin Trudeau, Feb. 15, 2016 ) Louis Riel was tried in a "trumped-up" colonial court and brutally executed. This cannot rest as Canadian history or justice and must be rectified for true reconciliation to be realized. Let us heal the "great divide" and exonerate Louis Riel


Reasons for signing

  • Louis Riel does not deserve to hang for high treason when he is protecting his own people and government against a government who were not an original people's.
  • Clear this man's name, he was no traitor.
  • It’s time to right the wrong


2016-07-30 13:31:27 -0400

500 signatures reached

2016-06-17 23:15:06 -0400

National Aboriginal Day Commemoration
June 18, 2016
Exonerate Louis Riel Evening
Cranberry Hall, Powell River BC

2016-06-17 10:43:13 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-06-16 05:59:17 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-06-15 22:08:45 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-06-13 17:11:55 -0400

10 signatures reached