Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

One of the things I love about Canadians in general is our ability to look in the collective mirror when we need to have a good laugh. That’s why shows such as Air Farce, This Hour has 22 Minutes and … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

I don’t think it would be much of an exaggeration at all to say that just about every Canadian was struck by the horrible event that took place recently in Saskatchewan. I don’t care how tough you may think someone … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

As regular readers of this column know, I always encourage people to contact my office about the column or any provincial matters of concern. I can tell you with certainty that many constituents take me up on this offer. My … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Well, in terms of putting on a great show with lots of sparkle and dazzle, the Wynne Liberals came through, if you look at it from a salesmanship angle.  But in terms of having any meaningful impact on improving the … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

The other night I was watching one of the Mike (Make it Right) Holmes television shows in which Holmes was helping a couple who had purchased a home that they believed was in good repair, assured by the seller it … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

One of the real perks for me in this job is visiting with students in our school system. Many would be surprised to learn that my visits don’t just focus on secondary school civics classes. I make it a point … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This week let’s start out with some good news for the Arts in Ontario. I am happy to say that my NDP colleague, MPP Percy Hatfield, put forward a Private Member’s Bill to establish a Poet Laureate for the Province. … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

The recent school shooting down in Florida sent collective shivers down the spine of parents and grandparents around the world. Few leaders would disagree that among the very highest trusts bestowed upon elected leaders is the protection of our children. … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Well we all know that Toronto has been described by some as ‘Hollywood North’ because of the popularity it has gained as a preferred site for movie and television productions. As well it has always been a hotbed for theatre … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Like many Northerners, I’m definitely a 4-season person. That is to say, I love something about each of our seasons. In fact this is one of the best things about Algoma-Manitoulin. Winter, spring, summer and fall, with our hills, forests, … Continue reading