Matt Allard

Matt Allard

Phone: 204-430-4876
Incumbent Since 2014

Matt Allard

Candidate in the St. Boniface Councillor Candidates race.

Matt can be reached on social media, at info@mattallard.ca, or by calling 204-430-4876.

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Questionnaire Response

Matt Allard - St. Boniface

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

I am a St. Boniface man through and through: I grew up, live, work, and volunteer in St. Boniface. I believe I am well placed to continue the work of building this community I’ve helping lead since 2014.

What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

Prior to being a City Councillor, I was small business owner and CEO of the Francophone Chamber of Commerce of St. Boniface. I worked with many community groups and initiatives : as President of the Old St. Boniface Résidents Association. I hold a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

Since taking office, as Councillor, I have been energetic in pursuing investment in my ward, from road repair, to parks, to the signature Promenade Tache riverwalk project in partnership with the Winnipeg Foundation. I believe strongly in the need for urban density and infill, to make the City more financially sustainable, and foster dynamic and thriving neighbourhood main streets. I am a daily user of Winnipeg Transit and a passionate believer, defender and promoter of transit service.

What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

St Boniface is a unique and special community in Winnipeg. It’s history, culture and Francophone character is not just a jewel of Winnipeg, but holds a unique place in all of Canada.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

St Boniface is in many ways a city of its own. It has urban and suburban character, a diverse population, university, hospital, two major language groups and other features of a large standalone community. Representation of this neighbourhood requires a sense of balance, pragmatism, open mindedness and commitment to its growth and prosperity.

News that mentions Matt Allard

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Immobilier, crime, transports : deux candidats, deux visions différentes pour Saint-Boniface

October 15, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...texte de Camille Gris Roy Mathieu Allard, qui tente de se faire réélire pour un deuxième mandat, constate que les sujets de conversation au seuil des portes ne sont pas tout à fait les mêmes qu’il y a quatre ans. « La dernière élection, c'était les routes, et on nous demandait d'améliorer...

Kids under 12, seniors should ride bus for free, say St. Boniface council candidates

October 11, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...under age 12 should ride Winnipeg Transit buses for free. That’s the idea of incumbent St. Boniface council candidate Matt Allard, who said he was told the current cost per child prevents some families from choosing to ride the bus together. “Some parents were saying, ‘I don’t ride the bus...

St. Boniface councillor proposes free bus fare for kids under 12

October 11, 2018

Global News - ...Boniface councillor Matt Allard is calling for changes to Winnipeg Transit that would see children under 12 ride for free. The current Transit policy lets children under 6 ride free, but older children have to pay a reduced fare of $1.82 via e-pass, or $2.45 cash. Allard told 680 CJOB Thursday that...

St. Boniface city councillor candidates have deep roots in ward, different visions

October 8, 2018

CTV - ...St. Boniface, both candidates running for city councillor have deep roots in the ward, but opposing ideas about its future. Incumbent Matt Allard was grew up in St. Boniface and raises his family in the ward. Allard has been a key ally of Mayor Brian Bowman and is pitching himself as an urban voice at...

ELECTION 2018: Property crime, meth crisis replace roads as issue in St. Boniface

October 8, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - When Matt Allard knocked on doors in his St. Boniface ward four years ago, the overwhelming consensus, according to the Winnipeg city councillor, was the ward’s roads needed a lot of work. The $29.5 million in road repair being done this year in the area is ground Allard proudly stands on. “Knocking on...

Whither the left?

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Click to Expand Winnipeg Labour Council endorsed ward candidates for 2018 Winnipeg municipal election Sherri Rollins – Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Matt Allard – St. Boniface Ross Eadie – Mynarski Jason Schreyer – Elmwood-East Kildonan Kurt Morton – St. James Brian Mayes – St. Vital Kate...

Pharmacist fined for professional misconduct challenging incumbent in Old Kildonan race

October 4, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...ran for mayor of Winnipeg and in 2014 he ran for city council in St. Boniface, where he came in third of four candidates, with 961 votes compared to Matt Allard's 15,355. Gross said when he ran for mayor, he learned how hard it is to unseat an incumbent. He attributes his loss in St. Boniface to the fact he...

Boille running for council in St. Boniface

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...and grandfather of five. The 66-year-old north St. Boniface resident is the sole candidate running against incumbent St. Boniface city councillor Matt Allard, and he said that part of the reason he is running is that it’s time for a change in the southeast Winnipeg ward. Marcel Boille is running to...

Allard hopes to continue serving ward

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface) said it’s been an honour to represent the ward for the last four years. Allard, 36, is running for re-election as St. Boniface city councillor in the Oct. 24 civic election. He was first elected in 2014. “It’s been a tremendous four years,” said Allard. “We’ve...

Unique St. Boniface art park will feature six canoes

September 26, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...past," Mathieson said. The project was funded by several organizations including the BIZ's capital savings fund, $40,000 from St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard through the local community incentive grant, and Image Routes and Neighbourhood Main Streets capital funding. Mathieson said the name of the park...

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