Hudson Company believed it was vital for them to sell it to Canada, to avoid annexation by the Americans.
The Fur trading business was going through an economic bust. Saw little success over the recent years.
Britain and the new Dominion allowed for retain some of its most successful trading posts and one-twentieth of the farmland region.
To avoid conflict with the Aboriginals, Metis, and the Americans
Fertile soil and other resources such like gold in the Northwest
America and Britain forced the HBC
British land surveyors and speculators for dividing their farmland in the English Grid system
From the Americans for their attempt to annex Manitoba
John A.MacDonald and his disaproval to grant them their own colony
Louis Riel and Crowfoot
William McDougall and the Royal forces
Louis Riel and the Provisional government
John Christian Schultz
The Metis Resistance union
The Metis National Assembly
The Metis National Committee