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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Déplacer les voies ferrées de Winnipeg « n’est pas réaliste »

September 24, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...où certains aimeraient qu’ils soient déplacés. « On en entend parler quand on est élu à Saint-Boniface », admet le conseiller municipal Mathieu Allard. « Nos pouvoirs sont limités par rapport à ce qu’on peut faire, dit-il. J’ai proposé au conseil municipal qu’on adopte les lignes...

Nomination period wraps up for city council, civic election set for Oct. 24

September 24, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...18. Here are the nominees for city council positions in southeast Winnipeg for the upcoming civic election on Oct. 24. St. Boniface • Coun. Matt Allard is seeking re-election. Allard was elected to council in 2014. • Marcel Boille is also running for council in the...

Councillors approve Sikh temple expansion

September 21, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...elevated lower level. The councillors on the committee recognized the planning department’s concerns but the majority — chairman John Orlikow, Matt Allard and Shawn Dobson — voted to support the project. Only Jenny Gerbasi was against the expansion. "I’m very conflicted about this application...

Man convicted of firearm offence running for city council in Transcona

September 21, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...council seat are Basil Evan, Steven Lipischak, Wally Welechenko, Shawn Nason, Shane Geschiere, Alex Allard (no relation to incumbent councillor Matt Allard) and Sandeep Kumar Sharma (no relation to incumbent councillor Devi Sharma). Wyatt is not running for re-election. Under the City of Winnipeg...

Élection à Winnipeg : 54 candidats, 15 quartiers, une élue

September 20, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...les quartiers de Saint-Boniface et de Saint-Vital, à concentration francophone, les conseillers sortants Mathieu Allard et Brian Mayes devront faire campagne. Ce n’est pas le cas de Janice Lukes, ancienne conseillère de Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine, maintenant élue dans Waverley-Ouest où elle était...

Winnipeg votes 2018: Old Kildonan ward profile

September 19, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...up in the Old Kildonan ward and is currently a realtor. He has run for office before, placing third in the 2010 Winnipeg mayoral race, and behind Matt Allard and Ryan Davies in his 2014 bid to become the St. Boniface councillor. He says he will relocate to the Old Kildonan ward if he is elected. Devi...

Winnipeg votes 2018: St. Boniface ward profile

September 19, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...to the Island Lakes development and also includes the Southdale, Windsor Park and Norwood neighbourhoods. The ward is currently represented by Matt Allard, who has held the council seat since 2014. Realtor Marcel Boille is running against Allard this year. City administration plans to permanently...

Normand Gousseau : se mobiliser pour sauver le « centre nerveux de Saint-Boniface »

September 19, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...ne devrait pas simplement mettre le terrain à vendre à n’importe qui », déclare-t-il, en s’adressant au conseiller de Saint-Boniface, Mathieu Allard. Contacté, celui-ci n’a pas donné suite à nos courriels. Quel avenir pour les bâtiments historiques? L’avenir de la caserne de pompiers,...

Winnipeg election Oct. 24 — who will be on the ballot

September 19, 2018

Global News - ... Point Douglas: Vivian Santos Kate Sjoberg Dean Koshelanyk River Heights – Fort Garry: John Orlikow Garth Steek Gary Lenko St. Boniface: Matt Allard Marcel Boille St. James: Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River: Nancy Cooke Chris Davis Markus Chambers ...

Eight candidates vying for mayor as nomination deadline passes

September 18, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ... Point Douglas Dean Koshelanyk Vivian Santos Kate Sjoberg River Heights – Fort Garry Gary Lenko John Orlikow Garth Steek St. Boniface Matt Allard Marcel Boille St. James Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River Nancy Cooke Glenn Churchill Markus Chambers ...

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