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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Time to think different about transit

June 25, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the strip that has the potential to be a primary business street being predominantly destination services or underdeveloped properties. Councillor Matt Allard is championing a vision for Provencher Boulevard and St. Boniface that could use investment into a transit corridor to fulfil many long-standing...

Improve visibility, lighting at crosswalk where student was killed: report

June 20, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...overhead crosswalk signs. The report notes the pricier beacons can be covered within the city’s existing 2018 traffic engineering budget. Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface), chair of council’s public works committee, said he expects to support the recommendations on June 26, when his committee is...

Winnipeg wants input on proposed routes for East Transitway, slotted as next rapid transit corridor

June 18, 2018

CBC Manitoba -," he said. Members of the public speak to city staffers at an open house on the East Transitway on Monday afternoon. (Trevor Brine/CBC) Coun. Matt Allard, chair of the city's Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee, said active transportation is being considered in the designs. "I think...

Call for compensation over road work losses grows louder as Montreal moves

June 14, 2018

CTV - street construction annually. "That's not just dust and debris, but that's high lost revenues and 20 and 30 percent," said Alward. Councilor Matt Allard, Winnipeg's new infrastructure chair, says Montreal's plan is worth exploring. "I think it's an idea that merits looking into further,” said...

Allard not zipping it on zipper merging

June 8, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - councillor is back advocating for zipper merge lanes in the city to help combat record levels of construction this summer. St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard in the context of the $116 million being spent on road works this year, he’s started a campaign that asks Winnipeg’s drivers to use all...

Transit adding five inspectors for public safety

June 8, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...been trained in conflict de-escalation and also in awareness of mental health and addiction-related issues, said new committee chairman Coun. Matt Allard. Establishing inspector positions was one of the recommendations approved in May 2017 by the city’s public works committee, in the aftermath of...

Bear Clan could be part of transit safety solution

June 7, 2018

CTV - involved with bus safety initiatives. "The Bear Clan has a very good reputation and they do very good work," said Winnipeg public works chair Matt Allard. The city also announced five new transit inspectors will be hired to add an extra security presence on buses. "I've seen them de-escalate...

City tasks former bus drivers with security on buses

June 7, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...working together on bus safety. "To be honest with you I think the two of them together would be a wonderful thing for our city." Councillor Matt Allard, who's in charge of the public works committee and sits on the Transit Advisory Committee, told CBC News transit inspectors are a more efficient use...

Winnipeg Transit Stepping Up Safety for Drivers, Passengers

June 7, 2018

ChrisD - ...made recommendations to further enhance the transit security presence, and am supportive of these additional initiatives,” said Councillor Matt Allard, chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works. Some other transit safety improvements include a pilot...

Construction hurting sales, businesses looking for a little help

June 5, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...and mitigate their impacts as much as possible and is committed to communicating directly with affected businesses and residents,” said councillor Matt Allard, who is responsible for public works, in an emailed statement to the Winnipeg Sun. “We appreciate Winnipeggers’ patience as we work to complete...

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