The Collège de Saint-Boniface becomes one of the first official institutions of Manitoba

Founded by Monseigneur Alexandre Taché in 1855, the Collège de Saint-Boniface was a pivotal point, a protector and a promoter of French life and culture.

The College is able to “adopt its own regulations concerning the language of instruction and of work, which is, of course, the French language.Footnote 1

In 1922, a major fire destroyed the institution, which was relocated.


Footnote 1

Raymond M. Hébert et al., Le statut juridique de la langue française au Manitoba : historique, effets et avenir, draft study commissioned by the Conseil de la langue française du Québec, 1982, pp. 29–30.

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Source: Library and Archives Canada, Accession number 1950-63-7