The Discussion Is Over

Posted November 6, 2017 4:04 am by Steve Roney

The Discussion Is Over

Hey–you know where you can put it?Someone is demanding that Louis Riel’s walking stick, now in the Manitoba Museum, be “repatriated” to “the Métis.”This is odd. Riel is commonly considered the founder of Manitoba. What spot could therefore be more apt for his walking stick than the Manitoba Museum? Why should it be in private hands?And why should any government entity be handing public property over to some private entity, without compensation?In any legal sense, the Manitoba Museum is the rightful owner. According to the National Post story, Riel gave the walking stick to a driver named Will Banbury on

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