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George R. D. Goulet

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George Richard Donald Goulet is a Canadian Métis role model, author, historian, public speaker, retired lawyer, prostate cancer survivor and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


  • 1 Life
  • 2 Selected bibliography
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Born September 27, 1933 in St Boniface, Manitoba to George Wilfrid Goulet and Marie Alexina Laura McDougall, a granddaughter of Pierre Delorme, George was the fifth of eight children He counts amongst his ancestors early French Canadian settlers Louis Hebert, Jean Guyon du Buisson and Zacharie Cloutier in addition to political figure Alexander MacDonell of Greenefield and John Siveright, Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company He is the father of five children including Tag Goulet, Laura de Jonge and Catherine Goulet

George attended St Paul's High School in Winnipeg He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba Law School, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto The admissions guide for the University of Toronto lists George as one of four distinguished alumni along with Astronaut Roberta Bondar, Sociologist Daniel G Hill and Simon Cooper, former President and COO of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

George is the author of several historical books including The Trial of Louis Riel: Justice and Mercy Denied; The Metis: Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities; and Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet: Canada's Premier Pioneers the last two with his wife Terry Goulet as co-author Together they have spoken at numerous schools, universities, libraries, and public events including at the Manitoba Pavilion during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver In the spring of 2012 they spoke at the Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh and at the British Association of Canadian Studies conference on Sustaining Canada at Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge where they gave a talk on the Aboriginal rights of the Métis in relation to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines

In 2007 George and his wife Terry were commissioned by the Metis Nation of British Columbia to write a book about the history of the Métis people within British Columbia in honour of the BC 150 celebration The book, The Metis in British Columbia: From Fur Trade Outposts to Colony, was officially released at the Annual General Meeting of the Métis Nation of British Columbia in September 2008 Together they were the Historical Consultants to the BC Metis Federation

Also in September 2008 George was one of the featured speakers at the commemoration of the Elzéar Goulet Memorial Park in Saint Boniface George is a great-grand-nephew of the Métis martyr for whom the park was named

An annual scholarship, the George and Terry Goulet Bursary in Canadian History, was established at the University of Calgary in their honor

George, along with his wife Terry, is a strong supporter of the exoneration of Louis Riel and has been quoted on his support of the Private member's bill introduced by Pat Martin in the House of Commons In May 2011 in an article appearing in the National Post, in which Martin argues that Riel was a hero and not a traitor, Martin refers to Goulet's book title in that Riel's execution was "a case of both justice and mercy denied"

In October, 2012 George and his wife Terry spoke before a Standing Committee of the Senate of Canada to examine and report on the legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada

Selected bibliography

  • Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet: Canada's Premier Pioneers Calgary: FabJob, 2007
  • The Metis: Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities Calgary: FabJob, 2006
  • The Metis in British Columbia: From Fur Trade Outposts to Colony Calgary: FabJob, 2008
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment and Healing Calgary: FabJob, 2005
  • Public share offerings and stock exchange listings in Canada: going public, staying public, getting listed, staying listed North York: CCH, 1994
  • The Trial of Louis Riel: Justice and Mercy Denied Calgary: Tellwell, 1999

See also

  • List of Canadian historians
  • Notable Aboriginal people of Canada


  1. ^ "Métis Commission for Children and Families of BC newsletter" PDF Retrieved 2015-08-31 
  2. ^ "BC Metis Nation Press Release" Retrieved 2010-04-04 
  3. ^ "Metis Voyageur: The Sioux Metis Wars" PDF Retrieved 2010-11-19 
  4. ^ "About the Author, biography on Publisher's website" Archived from the original on 2011-07-10 Retrieved 2011-02-09 
  5. ^ "Overview of Canadian Securities Law article" Retrieved 2011-02-09 
  6. ^ "Prostate Cancer Treatment and Healing book publication information - Meet the Authors" Archived from the original on 2011-07-10 Retrieved 2011-02-15 
  7. ^ Alberta Public Affairs Bureau Press Release "Diverse contributions of Alberta leaders celebrated with Diamond Jubilee honours" Retrieved 2012-12-04 
  8. ^ Gateway Gazette "Longview Rancher and Singer Receives Diamond Jubilee Medal" Archived from the original on 2013-01-15 Retrieved 2012-12-04 
  9. ^ "Mount Allison University Press Release" Archived from the original on 2012-03-18 Retrieved 2011-08-31 
  10. ^ The Saint Boniface Historical Society, Ancestors of George R D Goulet, 1999
  11. ^ "Alumni Class List - Class of '51" PDF Retrieved 2011-02-09 
  12. ^ "University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Admission Guide" PDF Retrieved 2015-08-31 
  13. ^ "CCMC Metis Summit April 16, 2011" Retrieved 2011-08-31 
  14. ^ "On Manitoba magazine, August 2011 p Sec2:35" PDF Retrieved 2011-08-31 
  15. ^ "Canadian Studies Centre Events - Open Research Seminars" Retrieved 2012-01-23 
  16. ^ "BACS conference program" Retrieved 2012-02-23 
  17. ^ "BC Metis Nation Press Release" PDF Archived from the original PDF on 2011-07-06 Retrieved 2008-11-04 
  18. ^ "Senate of Canada Committee Report on Métis Identify" PDF Retrieved 2014-10-29 
  19. ^ "The Story of Elzear Goulet" Retrieved 2011-08-31 
  20. ^ "University of Calgary Undergraduate Awards Detail" Retrieved 2010-11-17 
  21. ^ "Canada's Higher Education and Career Guide" Retrieved 2010-11-17 
  22. ^ Eagle Feather News "Justice for Louis Riel requires exoneration" PDF Retrieved 2011-02-06 
  23. ^ National Post Newspaper "A hero, not a traitor" Retrieved 2011-05-08 
  24. ^ Parliament of Canada website "Senate Committees Notice of Meeting" Retrieved 2012-09-30 
  25. ^ Parliament of Canada website "The Standing Senate Committee on Aboroginal Peoples Evidence" Retrieved 2012-10-24 

External links

  • Book Listings at World Cat
  • The Metis, Author Biographies
  • The Metis Museum Biography
  • Mount Allison University Press Release
  • VPL Book Listings

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