- Apr 18, 2010
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That's really cool to have bottles with a connection to Louis Riel like that. Which druggist? To me personally it would be a lot more special to find something connected to Riel than something connected to a former prime minister. I should look into the histories of the druggists behind the local bottles I have, a few of them I've looked into and never been able to find much information but some I've never gotten around to researching.
Dr. F.X. Valade. His report that Riel was, well, insane, to "Sir" John A. was ordered altered in the official record by the prime minister himself. He remarked to a colleague, whose name I can't recall right now, but I'm sure it was a cabinet minister, that Valade wouldn't dare say a word because Valade received a substantial federal salary as a Dominion Food Inspector or some such. Anyhow, Macdonald was right about Valade staying quiet. The bottle I have is also bilingual, though I doubt it was intentional. See the "AND CIE" on the bottle?