About Matt

  • Matt was first elected as MLA for Concordia in 2010 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2016.
  • Matt has deep roots in the community, attending River East Collegiate and playing football with the East Side Eagles.
  • An active volunteer, Matt has worked with the Elmwood Community Resource Centre, the Communities That Care Initiative, the Elmwood/East Kildonan Residents Advisory Committee and the River East Neighbourhood Network.

Born and raised in northeast Winnipeg, Matt was first elected as MLA for Concordia in a by-election in 2010 and re-elected in 2011 and 2016.

Matt has deep roots in the community, attending River East Collegiate and playing football with the East Side Eagles. He also worked as the Executive Assistant to former Premier Gary Doer and for former Member of Parliament Bill Blaikie, who both recognized Matt’s ability to bring community leaders together to address the things that matter most to families.

Matt has built a broad base of trust throughout the community as an active volunteer. He’s a past board member of the Elmwood Community Resource Centre, which provides adult literacy training and after-school programs for children and new moms. He served as the first volunteer chair of the Communities That Care Initiative, which helps at-risk youth graduate from high school and address issues like violence and substance abuse.

Matt has also volunteered with other organizations, including the Elmwood/East Kildonan Residents Advisory Committee, Happy Days on Henderson/Take Pride Elmwood, the Beautify Elmwood Community Committee and the River East Neighbourhood Network.

Matt knows that families in Concordia want more jobs, better roads and stronger services in their neighbourhoods. That’s why he’s proud of the NDP government’s investments in infrastructure, such as twinning Molson Street/Panet Road. Projects like these create good jobs and opportunities and make it safer for families in Concordia.

Matt also serves as the Chair of the NDP Caucus. He holds a B.A. in Economics and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Manitoba. He and his wife Kaila and children Anna and Noah make their home in Valley Gardens.