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Beyond Riel

Episode 1: La Francophonie Across Canada

For this inau­gur­al episode we will high­light the vibrant Fran­coph­o­ne com­mu­ni­ty in Man­i­to­ba. This is just one of sev­er­al Fran­coph­o­ne com­mu­ni­ties out­side of Québec with their own live­ly and dis­tinct cul­ture. The abil­i­ty to study, social­ize and work in French in Man­i­to­ba will also be dis­cussed with our guest Chloé Freynet-Gagné.

For more infor­ma­tion on Beyond Riel please vis­it: https://​umfm​.com/​s​e​r​i​e​s​/​b​eyond…

Exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers for the pod­cast are Ian T.D. Thom­son and André Marchildon. 

Our tech­ni­cal pro­duc­er is Frédérick Demers, and our con­sult­ing pro­duc­er is Gabriel Tougas. 

Music for the series is pro­vid­ed by Rayan­nah.


  • Chloé Freynet-Gagné

    Chloé Freynet-Gagné is a Franco-Manitoban who has been involved in various student groups over the years. This has included previously serving as the Prime Minister for the Canadian French Youth Parliament in 2018. Chloé has a bachelor of arts from the University of St. Boniface, received a law degree from the University of Moncton, and is completing her Masters of law at McGill. Three degrees, from three different provinces, all in French. Chloé recently started articling in Winnipeg at Fridman & Co. Immigration law office and she hopes to make a career protecting the linguistic rights of the Francophone community in Manitoba.