2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Matt Allard

Candidate in the 2014 St. Boniface Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I have a genuine passion for my community, and I believe that I have the skills and the experience to be effective. I have lived in St. Boniface all of my life, I am raising my family here, and I am personally invested in the well being of St. Boniface and Winnipeg.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Councillor?

I bring a great deal of experience in community volunteerism, neighbourhood representation and in business. I have given my time and energy on a variety of local initiatives. I have volunteered at Folklorama, fundraised for the St. Boniface Cathedral and built homes for the community with Habitat for Humanity. As President of my residents’ association, I spoke on behalf of my neighbourhood, an experience I know will be valuable when representing all of the St. Boniface Ward. As CEO of the Francophone Chamber of Commerce of St. Boniface, I brought St. Boniface businesses together within the business environment. I fostered valuable relationships there which, as a councillor, I can use this experience to bring business and community together. Finally, as a small business owner, I know what businesses need from the city to succeed.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Councillor, and why are these issues important to you?

Our campaign has four priorities - the four priorities that voters have repeatedly identified on the thousands of doorsteps that I’ve visited. If elected, I will work from day one on the four priorities I have clearly identified over the course of my campaign.

The citizens of Winnipeg have lost confidence in City Hall. Accountability must be restored in our civic government before the voters can trust the city to tackle our infrastructure challenges in St. Boniface and Winnipeg at-large. We must find creative ways to deal with these infrastructure challenges immediately.

Yet these larger questions should not overshadow the number of local priorities that voters have identified. As your neighbour and your councillor, I will get results. I have a proven track record of bringing business and community together. Through my work with the Francophone Chamber of Commerce and my residents association, and many other local initiatives, I have proven that I have the skills required to bring diverse interests together to deliver the best results.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the ward you wish to represent?

What I love most about St. Boniface is our neighbours’ community spirit: * Frank Capasso from Sage Creek, who is building a park for future generations. * Dee Dee Budgell in Royalwood who is an active community volunteer, and my official agent. * Lindsey Wilson, president of Island Lakes residents association, who stands on guard for his neighbourhood * Dany Robidoux from Southdale helps municipalities across Manitoba embrace the green economy * Ben Brisebois from Windsor Park, volunteer and social media master on my own campaign * Dave Angus in Southland Park, who works for a better business environment in Winnipeg * Mamadou Ka in Norwood, president of the Franco-Manitoban Society * Natalie Gerard, a new Canadian from France who chose to make her home in Old St. Boniface I love the diversity and community spirit embodied by just this small sample of our neighbours. I plan to channel this neighbourly spirit as your councillor.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

St. Boniface is my life.

It’s where, during my campaign, I met Mr. Roy who asked me: “Are you the little boy who used to run down this street? Your dad said you could run up to this pole, but you had to turn around.”

It’s where I fell in love with my wife Joelle at the age of 17. It’s where I’ve made raised my daughter, and where I bought my first house. It’s where I built my business, and where I give back to the community.

I hope St. Boniface puts its trust in me to serve our community at City Hall.


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News that Mentions Matt Allard

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Councillors want free wifi at city facilities

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Two city councillors want to explore offering free wifi to the public at city facilities. A motion from Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface), seconded by Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital), calls for a staff report in 90 days on implementing free wireless ...

Manitobans share Paris's pain as dozens gather at legislature

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Manitoba Conservative Leader Brian Pallister and city councillors Jenny Gerbasi and Matt Allard also attended Saturday's event. More than 125 people were killed and hundreds injured at six sites in Friday's attacks. In the aftermath of the attacks ...

Popup bank tied up by committee

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Coun. Matt Allard was away on city business during the vote, while Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) couldn't participate in the decision, as he previously voted on the proposal as part of the East Kildonan-Transcona community committee — which rejected it.

Sharma reelected speaker; other committees appointed

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Property and development, heritage and downtown development: John Orlikow (chair), Jenny Gerbasi, Russ Wyatt, Matt Allard. Protection, community services and parks: Mike Pagtakhan (chair), Ross Eadie, Jason Schreyer, Russ Wyatt. Water and waste ...

Coun. Devi Sharma reelected as speaker, committee councillors named

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), Matt Allard (St. Boniface), and Russ Wyatt (Transcona). Protection, Community Services & Parks. Chairman Mike Pagtakhan and Couns. Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan), and Wyatt.

Executive policy committee largely unchanged

Monday, 02 November 2015

Additional appointments include: • Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface) — Council liaison Francophone and Francophile Cities Network;. • Coun. Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) — Council representative for the Mayor's age friendly and seniors advisory committee;.

The Rivers Part 3: The Final Frontier

Friday, 30 October 2015

Matt Allard, to build a promenade along the Red along Tache Boulevard, south of Provencher — highlighted by a "Tree Top Lookout" across the Red to The Forks. Allard wants to brand Winnipeg as River City and says the Tache lookout, if constructed ...

Letters, Oct. 29

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Matt Allard, meanwhile, stood up to criticize the Marion Street proposal, and it effectively has been killed under the harsh light of reason. Would that Couns. Wyatt and Allard turn their scrutiny and disdain to the ill-advised second phase of the bus ...

Chair of innovation among new council roles doled out

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Matt Allard (St. Boniface): council liaison - Francophone and Francophile Cities Network; Coun. Shawn Dobson (St. Charles): council representative for the mayor's Age Friendly and Senior's Advisory Committee; Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge -East Fort ...

Russ Wyatt rejects council appointment, upset it was brought up at meeting

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Matt Allard (St. Boniface) — council liaison for the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network. Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) — secretary of urban aboriginal opportunities. Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital) — council liaison for ...

Same names, new titles for EPC committee members

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Matt Allard: Council Liaison, francophone and Francophile cities network. Coun. Shawn Dobson, Council representative for the Mayor's Age Friendly and Senior's advisory committee;; Coun. Jenny Gerbasi: secretary of urban aboriginal opportunities;; Coun.

Reports on civic projects under $20M to be waived

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Matt Allard, Jeff Browaty, Jenny Gerbasi, Cindy Gilroy, Janice Lukes, Brian Mayes, Marty Morantz, John Orlikow, Mike Pagtakhan, Devi Sharma. Voting against: 5. Couns. Shawn Dobson, Ross Eadie, Scott Gillingham, Jason Schreyer, Russ Wyatt ...

Busattack suspect nabbed

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Matt Allard recently submitted a motion for the Winnipeg Police Board to consider putting plain-clothes officers on buses for security reasons and Pretti fully endorsed the idea. “People need to feel safe on buses, and this could happen to someone else ...

New tennis courts open with free tips from top Brazilian tennis coach

Saturday, 17 October 2015

“I'd like to invite residents of Windsor Park, St. Boniface and Winnipeg to see what may be the best outdoor tennis courts in the City,” said Matt Allard, city councillor for St. Boniface. Emerson Gusmini , a top Brazilian tennis coach, was present to ...

St. Boniface climbing club looking for break on city's improvement fee

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Matt Allard, who asked the committee to waive the fee. Committee chairman Coun. John Orlikow said the city isn't in the financial position to waive fees even for a volunteer non-profit group. However, the committee reserved its decision until Nov. 30 ...

Winnipeg woman fears Transit travel after frightening attack

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Matt Allard recently submitted a motion for the Winnipeg Police Board to consider putting plain-clothes officers on buses for security reasons and Pretti fully endorsed the idea. "People need to feel safe on buses, and this could happen to someone else ...

Marion Street interchange project 'likely dead': public works committee chairwoman

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), said the Marion project is likely dead now that the ward councillor, Matt Allard, has come out against it, too. Lukes said the public works department will bring the project to the committee for consideration ...

Politics 204 for October 8

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Matt Allard wants city hall to scrap its ambitious plans for a massive interchange and underpass at Marion and Archibald streets and start over with a search for a solution to the problematic intersection that is hobbled by frequent train crossings ...

Scrap St. Boniface interchange plan, Coun. Matt Allard says

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Coun. Matt Allard wants to scrap the plans for a major overhaul at the intersection of Marion and Archibald streets in Winnipeg. The councillor for St. Boniface says the project, now estimated to cost more than $250 million, has gotten out of hand ...

Scrap St. Boniface interchange plan, Coun. Matt Allard says

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Coun. Matt Allard wants to scrap the plans for a major overhaul at the intersection of Marion and Archibald streets in Winnipeg. The councillor for St. Boniface says the project, now estimated to cost more than $250 million, has gotten out of hand and ...

Letters, Oct. 3

Saturday, 03 October 2015

Ross Eadie and Matt Allard push for the same restrictions for existing drugstores that they champion for pot regulations (Councillors push for pot regulation, Oct. 1)? After all, the rampant abuse of prescription drugs presents an even bigger problem ...

Keeping the peace on transit

Saturday, 03 October 2015

"There were a number of obstacles, mostly around funding and about supervision of our people," Van Macklebergh said. The proposal was discussed at Friday's meeting with support from St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard and Daniel McIntyre Coun. Cindy Gilroy.

Police chief open to placing officers on city buses

Friday, 02 October 2015

The proposal was discussed at Friday's police board meeting with full support from St. Boniface councillor Matt Allard and Daniel McIntyre councillor Cindy Gilroy, who said the plan could go a long way toward helping women, in particular, feel safe ...

Winnipeg Transit union wants police officers on buses

Friday, 02 October 2015

Cindy Gilroy urged the police board to deploy police on transit buses, saying it may increase safety for women who are using transit. St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard agreed that it would be good to have some police presence — "not necessarily a cop on ...

Regulate it: Eadie

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Limits could include not allowing the businesses to be located near schools and other youth-oriented areas, said Matt Allard (St. Boniface), who seconded the motion. "We have some of these facilities sporadically popping up across the city and right ...


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