After seeing the resolve of the provisional government, and in the face of growing controversy in the Ontario population, Canada sent Commissioner Donald A. Smith to Red River to communicate Canada’s openness to negotiation, and to invite delegates of a representative government to Ottawa.

What followed was the Convention of Forty, the second provisional government, which established an even further representative and responsible government. It also contributed to Manitoba’s entry into the Confederation with equal provincial status.

While the Métis struggle for recognition was far from over, the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia did allow Métis terms to be considered.