Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190308

Like many Ontarians, I often find myself trying to balance my career life with that of being a dad. I can honestly say that while being a politician and a father, both jobs come with some real challenges, but I … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for March 1, 2019

I spend a great deal of time on the road which gives me lots of time to think things over. Just recently I was travelling along the TransCanada heading back from Wawa. The view along the shores of Lake Superior … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190222

This week MPPs returned to the Legislature after the winter break. Recently the NDP caucus members spent several days meeting to prepare for the weeks and months ahead. Undoubtedly the consensus was that all of us are eager to return … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190215

In my view, Ontarians, in general, are pretty resilient people. I take great pride in saying this is particularly true of Northern Ontarians. Ontarians can work with just about any situation that comes our way. Here in the North, sometimes … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190201

In looking at all snowballing headlines that are hitting the papers lately, I concluded that it only makes sense that they come at us now. After all, snowballs do form in winter. And since we have been experiencing some pretty … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181221

Lately, to say that there is never a dull moment in Queen’s Park would by no means an understatement. To be sure, Kathleen Wynne definitely kept the all of the parties on their toes but truly Doug Ford’s wave of … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 181214

I know I’m not alone in saying how happy I am that the Holiday Season is upon us. Mind you, with all of the events, activities and Christmas parades which I love to attend each year, I feel extremely fortunate … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181207

Frequent readers of this column well know how much I value holding regular constituency clinics in communities across the riding. Having the opportunity to talk face-to-face with individuals to listen to their concerns is one of the most effective ways … Continue reading

A message from/sentiments de député MPP Michael Mantha

Dear Friends, Today is a hopeful day for Franco-Ontarians. Over the years, we have demonstrated that we are a strong and united community that cannot be walked over. Though this is true, we must continue to stand up and reaffirm … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181130

Some of you will recall that I began last week’s column stating that the Legislature had just concluded one of THOSE weeks. As I explained then, this feeling was due to the bombardment of devastating and demoralizing news that the … Continue reading