Consequences for Métis:
The Métis had the upper hand, they acted first by arresting John Schultz and many of his supporters and confining them in Upper Fort Garry. The Government sent Donald Smith to negotiate with Riel, but were planning to arrange a military force if the Métis did not stand down. Smith and Riel agreed to send some negotiators to Ottawa to talk to the Government. With the attempt to try to free some of the prisoners and the execution of Thomas Scott, the negotiators who were leaving for Ottawa had optimistic moods. Both the Métis and the Canadian Government agreed that the creation of Manitoba would be the best for both parties. This looked optimistic for the Métis as they would get their land and culture without having to worry about large numbers of immigrants moving in.
Consequences for Government:
The Government had to deal with several issues before peace could be made. Fortunately, an agreement was found relatively quickly. The Canadian Government got the best of both worlds if Manitoba were to be created as a province. The Canadian Government would get to have control over the area but would not have to worry about the Métis being upset with land, as the Métis would have a right to the land in the province.