LOUIS RIEL &
FRIENDS & ENEMIES
This is the story of Joseph Dubuc's life from student to reporter to campaign manager to Member of Parliament to Chief Judge of Manitoba.
On his journey from being raised as a poor farmer’s son to knighthood, he befriends Louis Riel and later becomes his most bitter enemy.
He is the soul of integrity, religious, a bit pompous and self-righteous.
His mission is to preserve the rights of the Métis and French-Catholics in the West.
Louis Riel is a student, lawyer and rebellious head of the Provisional Government of the Red River Settlement. He works with Dubuc for the Red River Settlement but with the illegal Rebellion of 1885, they part ways. He is executed by the Canadian government.
Annie Hénault Dubuc is the almost lost love of Dubuc.
This pretty lady comes from the landed French-Canadian aristocracy.
She plays piano really well and is witty and resourceful.
Annie Hénault Dubuc
Thomas Scott is one of the most controversial villains in Canadian history.
He is a hot-tempered psychopathic killer. He is Riel’s worst enemy and after he is executed by Riel, he becomes a martyr for the Orange movement in Ontario.
Sir John A. MacDonald was the first prime minister of Canada. Dubuc negotiates with him for the future of the Red River Settlement. MacDonald later appoints Dubuc as a judge after the latter left politics.
Sir John A. MacDonald
Sir George Étienne Cartier served as joint prime minister with MacDonald. Sir George served as a mentor to Dubuc and was the leading French-Canadian leader in Confederation.
Sir George Étienne Cartier
Father Ritchot was a Catholic and missionary. He was a partner with Dubuc in supporting the Metis in the Red River Rebellion.
John Scott, reporter and nephew of Thomas Scott, interviews Sir Joseph Dubuc as part of the narration. He is a composite character.