The Honourable John Norquay Events

This spring, Canadian historian Gerald Friesen will tour his upcoming biography, The Honourable John Norquaywhich delves into the life of Manitoba's fifth premier. In this major study, Friesen sheds welcome light on a neglected historical figure once described as Louis Riel’s alter ego.

Manitoba Dates: 

Alberta Dates:

  • Banff, Juniper Hotel, May 15
  • Calgary, Fort Calgary, May 16 from 5:30-8:30pm

Saskatchewan Dates:

  • Saskatoon McNally Robinson, September 25 at 7pm


The Honourable John Norquay

Indigenous Premier, Canadian Statesman

Gerald Friesen (Author)

Once described as Louis Riel’s alter ego, Manitoba Premier John Norquay skirmished with John A. Macdonald and endured racist taunts while championing the interests of the Prairie West. This biography of an Indigenous political leader sheds welcome light on a neglected historical figure and a tumultuous time for Canada and Manitoba.