Alexandre Antonin Tache

1823-1894. Canadian Roman Catholic bishop. Born in Riviere du Loup, Quebec, and educated at the College of St. Hyacinthe and the Theological Seminary of Montreal, he became in 1844 a member of the Oblate Order, was ordained in 1845, and sent as a missionary to the Red River area of Manitoba. He became the second bishop of St. Boniface in 1853, and was consecrated archbishop and metropolitan there in 1871. He helped restore order during the 1869-70 Riel Rebellion by a too- generous promise of amnesty which involved him in later controversy. He was also a leader in the Manitoba separate-school struggle.