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Allard to Run for Councillor in St. Boniface Riding

January 22, 2014 3:35 PM | News

Mathieu (Matt) Allard

Mathieu (Matt) Allard

A candidate for city councillor in St. Boniface has put his name forward ahead of October’s civic election.

Mathieu (Matt) Allard announced his candidacy Wednesday, hoping to fill the vacant seat soon to be left by Coun. Dan Vandal, who has his eyes set on challenging Conservative MP Shelly Glover at the federal level.

“St. Boniface has been my home for my entire life. It is where where I raise my family, where I have built my life, where I volunteer and where I work,” Allard said in an e-mail.

Allard, CEO of the Francophone Chamber of Commerce and a small business owner, said his priorities will be supporting local business, lobbying for dog parks, fundraising for the St. Boniface Cathedral, building Habitat homes for working families, helping improve Provencher Park, supporting local cultural organizations and working on crime prevention.

“I think Winnipeg needs representatives who are open and accessible, who listen and talk to people, leaders who can bring community and business together.”

Winnipeg’s civic election is October 22.