The Last 30 Years

1978
The 1890 act abolishing French as an official language of the province is judged unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada.

1981
One year after the Franco-Manitoban flag was unveiled, the govenment of Manitoba creates the Secrétariat des services en langue française.

1985
The Supreme Court of Canada rules all Manitoba statutes adopted only in English unconstitutional.

1988
Establishment of the Association des juristes d'expression française du Manitoba;

1990
The Centre de ressources éducatives à l'enfance (CREE) is established.

1991
The First Francophone community radio station in Western Canada, Envol 91,1 FM, begins broadcasting.

1992
Adoption of Part III of the City of Winnipeg Act establishing French municipal services; in Ottawa, the House of Commons recognizes Louis Riel as a founder of the province of Manitoba.

1994
The Supreme Court of Canada rules that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms entitles Franco-Manitobans to management of French-language schools. Establishment of the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine numéro 49 with 20 schools.

1996
The Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM) establishes the Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM);

2002
Bilingual Service Centres are established; Franco-Manitoban Maria Chaput is appointed to the Senate.

2003
L'Accueil francophone is established by the Société francomanitobaine.

2006
The Directorat de l'activité sportive du Manitoba inc. is incorporated.

2007
L'Agence nationale et internationale du Manitoba (ANIM) begins