October 21, 2018

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St. Boniface

St. Boniface incumbent Matt Allard is being challenged by realtor Marcel Boille.

Allard, a lifelong St. Boniface resident, won the vacated seat in 2014. Allard says he is a proponent of urban density and infill and a defender of public transit.

Boille says his vision aligns with mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk in that he opposes opening Portage and Main, expanding the rapid transit system and growth fees.

The ward has been altered slightly, with the neighbourhoods of Dugald, Southland Park, St. Boniface Industrial Park, and Symington Yards moved to the Transcona ward and Royalwood, Fraipont and Sage Creek neighbourhoods shifted to the St. Vital ward.

The Free Press invited all council and mayoral candidates to fill out a questionnaire about themselves, their platforms and what they hope to achieve in office. Read their responses below.

Candidates

Marcel Boille

Born and raised in St. Claude Manitoba. Graduated in 1971 from Arthur Meighen HS and Insittut Collegiat St. Claude. Moved to Winnipeg around 1974, resident of north St.Boniface for 37 years. Father of Daniel(Michelle), Stephanie(Dave) and Georges (Ashleigh) and grandfather to 5 wonderful grandchildren. French is my first language and am bilingual. My friends call me Jack of all trades. Have worked in construction over 40 years, 26 years as a Realtor and have automotive, accounting and drafting experience. Founded Children's Place d'Enfants day care center and sat on board of directors for almost 10 years. Was also on board of Notre Dame Rec Center, Member of Knights of Columbus since 2000. My grandchildren are my Joie de Vivre.

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Matt Allard

Business and community leader Matt Allard loves St. Boniface will continue to work to make this historic, diverse and growing community even better. Matt is a St. Boniface man through and through: he grew up, lives, works, and volunteers in St. Boniface. Prior to being a City Councillor, Matt's occupation was small business owner and CEO of the Francophone Chamber of Commerce of St. Boniface. Matt has worked with many community groups and initiatives : as President of the Old St. Boniface Résidents Association. Matt speaks fluent Spanish, and raises his children in the language. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. He is married to Joëlle and father to Camille and Loïc.

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