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Memorable Manitobans: Médéric Foucher (1838-1909)

Francophone leader.

Born in Saint-Jacques-de-l’Achigan, Lower Canada in 1838, he studied at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1857 to 1859 before returning to his home town, where he kept a store and became a local leader. In the early 1870s he moved to St. Boniface where he was active in the circle of Francophones who were struggling to maintain the French presence in the province. After being defeated in the 1874 provincial general election, he moved back to Quebec in 1877 as a newspaper translator in Montreal and then returned to Saint-Jacques-de-l’Achigan to become a pioneer tobacco farmer.

See also:

Médéric Foucher, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XIII, 354-55.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 October 2018

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