Consequences for the Metis:
With the new settlers immigrating to the Red River Settlement, the Metis had to deal with a lot of discrimination. The new immigrants were Protestant and members of the Orange Order, a movement that was anti-French and Anti-Catholic. Unfortunately, the Metis spoke French and were Catholic. These immigrants also thought Metis were inferior because they were bicultural. The rivalry between these people caused a lot of tension in the Red River Settlement.
Consequences for the Government:
The increase in immigrants was good for the Government and the more non-Metis people there were the easier the purchase of Rupert's Land would go over. The English-speaking Protestans were more likely to be okay with becoming part of Canada and its laws and ways of life, whereas the Metis had their own culture and lifestyle and didn't want Canada to change that.