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Riot that Never Was, The 1
Contents 9
Acknowledgments 11
Introduction 13
1 / The Legislative Councilor the Oppressive Incubus? 25
The 1831 petition 28
Defamation and breach of privilege 32
Imprisonment 38
The Sicotte letter 46
Triumphal return 51
2 / By-election Candidates on a Collision Course / The East Ward 55
Cholera warning 57
The West Ward constituency 58
The selection of candidates 62
3 / The Heated West Ward Contest 77
The opening days 78
The Place d'Armes 90
4 / The Polls Closeand the Troops Open Fire 103
The Riot Act 104
New incidents 107
First reactions 112
The magistrates 114
Victory 118
The election figures / Tracey's reaction 121
5 / The Official Investigation Leaves Many Questions Unanswered / The Coroner's Inquest 125
The verdict 135
The Magistrates' version 141
The Conservative press 148
6 / Trials Raise the Stakes 153
The Solicitor General 154
The officers' defence 159
Newspaper reactions 169
Cholera 175
7 / The Grand Jury 179
The verdict 184
New arrest warrant 192
The Viger reports 199
The new parliamentary session 206
Setting up the inquiry 212
8 / The Questionable Conduct of Public Officials 217
The bullies in action 218
The special constables 224
The magistrates 226
Other witnesses 229
The Delisle brothers and the special constables 233
The magistrates and the specials 238
The May 19 adjournment 242
The coroner's court 247
The grand jury 252
9 / The Reading of the Riot Act? 261
Early fighting in the Place d'Armes 262
The reading of the Riot Act 268
Military Guidelines 276
10 / The Shooting 283
The end of polling 284
The stone fight 293
The decision to open fire 299
The aftermath 313
Conclusion 321
Abbreviations 333
Notes 335
Bibliography 353

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