Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 191108

Call me a dreamer or idealist, if you will. I’ve certainly been called much worse. I am proud to wear such a moniker because living here in Canada, I’m happy to say I am certainly not alone. In fact, I … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 191101

Well, the news is that after a 144 day recess from the Ontario Legislature, the circus is back in town. That’s the longest recess in a quarter century. In all honesty, it’s great to be back so that we can … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190816

This week I was successful in arranging for some actual time to be in my constituency office to tend to a wide variety of matters that I am unable to attend to while on the road. As such, finding time … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190809

I would hazard a guess that, next to access to clean air, the need for water is the most important need people around the world have. It is of the most basic of all human needs – even above food. … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190802

Most anyone who knows me or reads this column can be certain that I truly appreciate the honour the people of Algoma-Manitoulin have shown in me by re-electing me as the MPP for this riding. As well I freely admit … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for July 26-2019

Ask any member of my office team what is the best part of their job and I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that they’ll say they love the feeling they get from helping people. The same can be said of … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190719

A short while ago I allowed myself to be influenced by marketing and persuasion and purchased a kitchen appliance that guaranteed the best home cooked meals, requiring only a fraction of the time and effort to prepare, cook and clean … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 190712

As I write this column there are just over 100 days until Canada’s next federal election. In terms of experiencing such a countdown – been there – done that. All signs show this one, as with our own last provincial … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 190705

Recently I found myself in a local diner for lunch. I try hard to make sure that I avoid fast-food venues. Experience has shown me that while being a patron of such places from time to time is perfectly fine, … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190628

It goes without saying that within every society and every culture exist elements that seem to tend to embrace what most understand are unfortunate, in some cases very dark, ideologies and behaviours. It is easy to come up with numerous … Continue reading