Call #: Shortt FC3215 .C156 1885
Author: Campbell, Alexander, Sir, 1822-1892
Title: In the case of Louis Riel, convicted of treason and executed therefor / report of Sir Alexander Campbell.
Published: Ottawa : Printed by Maclean, Roger, 1885.
Description: 10 p. ; 25 cm.
Notes: Campbell was the Minister of Justice during the proceedings against Riel. The Committee of the Privy Council requested a report on the case. Campbell submitted his report on 25 November 1885. He assesses four criticisms made against the trial: (1) the jurisdiction of the court and the fairness of the trial; (2) the sanity of Riel and his responsibility for his acts; (3) whether Riel's crime was a political one, inspired only by political motives; and (4) whether rebellion alone should be punished by death.
Subject: Riel, Louis - Trial

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