Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210122

I’m not one to watch a lot of television and I really don’t have many celebrities that I follow or admire.  But there is one popular fellow, and a Canadian at that, who I do like.  And it is specifically … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the park column, 210108

Over the Christmas Holidays, like most people, my mind was full of memories of days gone by, yester year and the “good ol’ days.”  I admit that I was relieved to have a chance to sit back and actually clear … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for December 18, 2020

Regular readers of this column know well how fortunate I feel to have the honour of representing the people of Algoma-Manitoulin since first elected in 2011.  I can honestly say as time goes on I find the list of reasons … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 201211

Lately I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the overall welfare of Ontario youth as the world tries to find the right pathways to deal with the multitude of issues that the pandemic is raising.  A year ago if … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s NFTP 201204

As a rookie MPP when I was cutting my teeth on the many challenges involved in trying to help constituents find their way through bureaucratic webs and mazes, one of the most difficult lessons to learn was that when it … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the park 201127

Golf season is officially over.  Have you ever noticed that for real golfers, as a breed, have a harder time dealing with the offseason than pretty much any other sport on earth?  It’s true.  One of my friends says that … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for Friday November 20-2020

The other day I was having a zoom-coffee with an old friend of mine, catching up on what’s been happening in our lives.  At one point we were talking about pressure tactics that some fly-by-night companies and scammers use to … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 201106

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the world of politics is not for the faint of heart or squeamish.  Unless you have a pretty tough skin, can stickhandle around barriers like Sidney Crosby and the determination deeper … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 201030

Consider, if you will, this scenario: BigBlue, a major automaker, is hit with a massive recall of thousands of recent model cars because the ratchet mechanism in the seatbelts is defective.  Automobile safety authorities discover this because there have been … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 201023

Regular readers of this column will no doubt have noticed that I frequently refer to various idioms and quotations.  I admit that I have always liked idioms as they cause us to think of the underlying meanings and how we … Continue reading