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Fransaskois are francophones or French Canadians living in the Prairie province of Saskatchewan. Image File history File links Bandera_dels_Fransaskois. ... Image File history File links Bandera_dels_Fransaskois. ... Look up Francophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Canadian prairies is a vast area of flat sedimentary land that stretches from Ontario and the Canadian Shield to the Canadian Rockies covering much of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - the Prairie Provinces. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Flower Western Red Lily Tree Paper Birch Bird Sharp-tailed Grouse Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of...

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Population

Representing about 2% of the inhabitants of the province, and like the province itself natural increase and net emigration nearly balance one another out. Fransaskois and Fransaskoises are chiefly found in large cities such as Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw. However, they form a plurality or majority in small towns like Gravelbourg, Albertville, Duck Lake, Zenon Park, and Bellegarde. Nickname: The Queen City Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: Country Canada Province Saskatchewan District Assiniboia Established 1882 City Mayor Pat Fiacco Governing body Regina City Council MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer MLAs Joanne Crofford Doreen... Saskatoon is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria Location of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Downtown Prince Albert Prince Albert is the third-largest city (after Saskatoon and Regina) with a population of 41,072 as of 2006, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Moose Jaw is a city in south central Saskatchewan, Canada on the Moose Jaw River west of Regina. ... Gravelbourg is a small, historically francophone town found in south central Saskatchewan. ... Albertville is a village in central Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 25 km northeast of Prince Albert. ... The Battle of Duck Lake is the name given to the skirmish between Métis warriors of Saskatchewan and Canadian government forces that signaled the beginning of the North-West Rebellion on March 26, 1885. ...


Rights

The courts recently recognized French-language educational rights straight through to the end of high school. Though there are few all-french schools in 1969, a number of schools were given permission to teach in French. In 1995, the legal battles ended with Saskatchewan's Francophones winning the right to manage their own schools. The "Division Scolaire Francophone no. 310" operates 12 schools and offers full range of services in french. In 1918, in the southern Saskatchewan town of Gravelbourg, Monseigneur O. E. Mathieu founded a private-Catholic school named Collège Mathieu. Women were allowed to attend Collège Mathieu in 1970. It remained in operation as Western Canada's only residential French language institution until spring 2003. As a result of long political battle with the "Division Scolaire Francophone" and due the declining population of students, College Mathieu joined the D.S.F. and is now know as L'école Sécondaire Collège Mathieu.


Culture

Despite their numbers, Fransaskois celebrate their vibrant culture regularly. Folk arts, visual arts, fine arts and performance arts all feature prominently in their festivals. The most famous Fransaskoise was Jeanne Sauvé, born in Prud'homme. She was a Liberal MP, Cabinet minister, Speaker of the House of Commons and ultimately Governor General of Canada. The Right Honourable Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé, PC , CC , CMM , CD (née Benoit) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician and stateswoman. ... Prudhomme is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned at the centre of the political spectrum, combining a progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Current house speaker Peter Milliken In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons (French: Président de la Chambre des communes) is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ...


In the arts, notable Fransaskois include the folk band Hart-Rouge and children's entertainer Carmen Campagne (both from the small town of Willow Bunch) and the band Poly-Esther, who have been present on the Canadian stage and in Québec. Hart-Rouge are a Canadian folk music group, consisting of siblings Paul Campagne, Michelle Campagne and Suzanne Campagne. ... Carmen Campagne is a Canadian singer and childrens entertainer. ... Willow Bunch is a small community located in south central Saskatchewan. ...


In terms of theatre, there is a French language professional theatre company called La Troupe du Jour, based in Saskatoon and founded in 1987.


See also

  • French Canadian
  • Franco-Albertan, Franco-Columbian, Franco-Manitoban, Franco-Ontarian, Franco-Tenois

French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... The Franco-Albertans are an extended community of French Canadians or French-speaking people living in Alberta. ... Franco-Columbians or Franco-Colombiens are French speaking Canadians living in the Pacific province of British Columbia. ... The Franco-Manitobans are a community of French-speaking people living in Manitoba. ... Franco-Ontarians (French: Franco-ontarien) are French Canadian or francophone residents of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The term Franco-Tenois, originating from the French term for the Northwest Territories of Canada (les Territoires du Nord-Ouest) refers to the wide-spread community of Francophones that reside in the Northwest Territories. ...

External links

  • Assemblée communautaire fransaskoise
  • Association jeunesse fransaskoise
  • Conseil Culturel Fransaskois
  • L'Eau vive, Saskatchewan's French Language Newspaper'

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Fransaskois (269 words)
Fransaskois are francophones or French Canadians living in the Prairie province of Saskatchewan.
Fransaskois and Fransaskoises are chiefly found in large cities such as Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Moose Jaw.
In the arts, notable Fransaskois include the folk band Hart-Rouge and children's entertainer Carmen Campagne (both from the small town of Willow Bunch) and the band Poly-Esther, who have been present on the Canadian stage and in Québec.
CCF (137 words)
The Conseil culturel fransaskois (CCF) is the recognized and respected spokesperson of the cultural and artistic sector of the Fransaskois community.
The CCF develops programming, policies and activities that will allow the Fransaskois community to fully achieve its artistic and cultural potential and thus increase its economic viability.
Its stated goal is to support and maintain the ongoing development and evolution of the Fransaskois community’s cultural and artistic components.
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