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Beyond Riel

Episode 8: Francophone Rights and Representation

For our final episode we will be look­ing at orga­ni­za­tions that rep­re­sent Fran­coph­o­nes in Man­i­to­ba and across Cana­da. We will also talk about the Offi­cial Lan­guages Act, which man­dates the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment, among oth­er things, to pro­vide French and Eng­lish ser­vices across Cana­da. To guide us on this con­ver­sa­tion we’ve invit­ed Justin Johnson.

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.


  • Justin Johnson

    Justin Johnson is a Francophone and proud Red River Métis. Justin previously served as Vice-President for the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada, the FCFA, which represents Francophones and Acadiens across all of Canada. Justin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Bilingual Municipalities, which represents 15 bilingual municipalities in Manitoba, including Winnipeg. Earlier this year, Justin was a recipient of the prix Riel in recognition for his dedication to Francophone communities.