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A new plaque was unveiled at the Manitoba Legislature yesterday, recognizing Louis Riel as the first premier of our province.

Previously, the plaque - which hangs under a portrait of Riel - had recognized him as President. 

Premier Wab Kinew's first legislation, introduced after the N-D-P government came to power last year, was to recognize Riel's role as the first premier.

Riel led a provisional government in what is now Manitoba and blazed the trail for the province to join the Confederation in 1870.

with files from the Canadian Press