Franco-Manitobans are a community of French Canadians or French-speaking people living in Manitoba. The community is centred primarily in Saint Boniface, an area of Winnipeg, although there are smaller numbers of Franco-Manitobans living throughout the province as well.

Notable Franco-Manitobans include Métis nationalist Louis Riel, writer Gabrielle Roy, singer-songwriter Daniel Lavoie, federal Members of Parliament Ronald Duhamel and Raymond Simard, provincial MLAs Neil Gaudry and Kevin Lamoureux, member of the Canadian Senate Maria Chaput, country singer Lucille Starr and famous anthropologist Monique Olivier.

The province's primary French language post-secondary educational institution is le Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface located in Saint Boniface.


The Franco-Manitoban community is served by Radio-Canada's CKSB (Première Chaîne), CKSB-FM (Espace musique) and CBWFT (SRC Television), the community radio station CKXL and the weekly newspaper "La Liberté".

ee also

*French Canadian
*Franco-Albertan, Franco-Columbian, Franco-Ontarian, Fransaskois, Franco-Ténois

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