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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Save Norwood Pool group wins a reprieve

September 18, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to find a long-term solution that will keep the pool open for many years to come.” The parks committee approved two motions by Coun. Matt Allard (St....

Councillors comment on community centre crises – The Uniter

September 13, 2018

The Uniter (UofW) - ...undertaking a study under the Winnipeg Recreation and Parks Strategies, which will evaluate whether existing facilities meet community needs. Coun. Matt Allard has been mitigating between community desires to conserve their amenities and City concerns about the cost of maintaining aging infrastructure. As...

City doesn’t pull the plug on Norwood Pool

September 11, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...said Monique LaCoste, chair of the Save Norwood Pool Committee. “We have tremendous community support on this issue.” St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard, whose riding includes the pool, said that sentiment was prevalent during a community meeting about the pool’s future, raising the need for the...

Lueur d’espoir pour les résidents qui veulent sauver la piscine de Norwood

September 11, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...entière. Une des forces de cette piscine c'est qu'elle attire vraiment des gens de partout, de tous âges. » Le conseiller de Saint-Boniface, Mathieu Allard, est également satisfait de la tournure des choses. « Je suis heureux de voir que mes collègues ont vu ce que j'ai vu : un grand appui de la...

City administration advises closure of Norwood pool

September 10, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the pool said they aren’t giving up, and hope the administrative report will be shelved. "We’ve received assurances from our city councillor (Matt Allard) that the report will be received as information only," LaCoste said. "We’re hoping that by the end of (Tuesday’s) meeting, the pool will remain...

Browaty endorses Jenny Motkaluk as mayor

September 8, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...endorsed candidates in half of the races for seats on city council this fall. The labour council has endorsed four incumbent Winnipeg councillors: Matt Allard in St. Boniface, Ross Eadie in Mynarski, Brian Mayes in St. Vital and Jason Schreyer in Elmwood-East Kildonan. The council has also endorsed two...

Condo plan at The Forks too close to tracks: critic

September 7, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to cut down on vibration and noise (the plan does mention pedestrian connections that reduce noise). Vermette raised the issue with area councillor Matt Allard, who had his council colleagues endorse the FCM guidelines in February 2015, partially out of concern from the Lac-Mégantic, Que., rail disaster. A...

Handi-Transit contracts given go-ahead despite calls to wait

September 7, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...the deals allow recommendations from that report to be implemented. But the public works committee ultimately voted to approve the contracts. Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface), the committee’s chair, said he felt the decision couldn’t be delayed without creating a service shortage for Handi-Transit...

City hands out Handi-Transit contracts as ombudsman’s report looms

September 7, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...could be written to reflect recommendations from the ombudsman or existing contracts could be amended by consent or through negotiation. Coun. Matt Allard, chairman of the committee, said he is concerned there would be an interruption in service if the contracts weren’t award, adding he is satisfied...

‘I feel like I was humiliated’: Winnipeg woman raises Handi-Transit concerns as city renews contracts

September 7, 2018

CTV - ...account for 15 per cent of Winnipeg's Handi-Transit services. "At the end of the day we've got to get these people service,” said city councillor Matt Allard, the chairperson of the infrastructure and public works committee. “We don't have the Ombudsman report in front of us, as soon as we have it I...

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