Matt Allard

Matt Allard

Phone: 204-430-4876
Incumbent Since 2014

Matt Allard

Candidate in the St. Boniface Councillor Candidates race.

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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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Committee backs changes to snowclearing of sidewalks, bike paths

May 29, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...which is expected to add $933,000 to the snowclearing budget in the first year. “This is a huge first step in the right direction,” said Coun. Matt Allard, chairman of the committee. “I’m thrilled that people are now going be able to make active transportation a lifestyle and they know they will...

Norwood Pool set to close

May 28, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - almost 60 years old, is in need of a major renovation, but now he says the facility will cost millions to fix, and is slated to be closed. Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface) held a meeting on May 22 at Norwood Community Centre (87 Walmer St.) in Norwood Flats to discuss the future of the outdoor pool,...

Road construction underway in Winnipeg

May 26, 2018

Global News - ...roads, with a record $116 million earmarked citywide. “We have neglected our road network over the years,” said St. Boniface councillor Matt Allard, “but there comes a day where you have to pay the piper and that day is now. We’re fixing the roads, but with that comes road construction. ...

Committee looking into speed bump approval process

May 24, 2018

CTV - ...need the support of 70 per cent of their neighbours as part of a petition. The city then reviews the petition and it’s either approved or denied. Matt Allard, who is the chair of the public works committee, said most speed bumps don’t receive approval and he wants to know why. “I would like to see...

This will be Norwood Pool’s last summer, councillor says

May 18, 2018

CBC Manitoba - where Winnipeggers have cooled off in the summer for nearly 60 years is preparing for its last dip. St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard wrote last year that the Norwood pool is in need of major renovation in a community newspaper article, but the city now says it would cost millions to repair the aged...

Former meat plant given new life as cannabis farm

May 15, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...James Lowe, told media on a tour of the empty Warman Road plant. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS GrowForce CEO Rishi Gautam (left) and Coun. Matt Allard perform a ribbon-cutting Tuesday. The building was originally built by Schneiders, and sold to Maple Leaf Foods in 2001. Maple Leaf shut the plant...

GrowForce picks Winnipeg for flagship cannabis facility

May 15, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...GrowForce facility in Canada. GrowForce team Brett Kennedy, James Lowe, Jeannette Harkin, Pat Witcher, Rishi Gautam, Bob Silver, and Councillor Matt Allard cut the ribbon at GrowForce’s new flagship cannabis facility on May 15, 2018. The company will turn a 120,000 sq. ft. facility on 13-acres of...

Getting active in Island Lakes

May 14, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...should contact Bell MTS representative JoAnna Skukan at by May 17. You can also contact St. Boniface city councillor Matt Allard ☐ ☐ ☐ Mark your calendars — Sat., May 26 is the date of the annual community cleanup. Afterwards, all participants...

BS Comedy Players set politicians squarely in their sights

May 14, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...your trial! To continue reading, we recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article. Matt Allard, city councillor for St. Boniface, good-naturedly took a bow for the crowd before the show, and then waited for his skewering. Highlights in the...

Portage Place manager wants crime-magnet bus shelter demolished, replaced

May 9, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...has not moved forward on this issue, even with dedicated funding available. We're hopeful that the new chair of the Transit Advisory Committee, Matt Allard, will take steps to move forward on this file." Twitter:...

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