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.
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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 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.