Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

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

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190614

Now that the Legislative Assembly has risen for the summer, MPPs can finally dust off from our battles in Queen’s Park and catch our breath. That’s not to say that we can sit back and lollygag until the House is … Continue reading

NDP’s Mantha calls on Ford to take action against spread of Lyme disease in Ontario

QUEEN’S PARK –  NDP MPP Michael Mantha introduced a motion on Thursday calling on the Ford government to stop delaying and take immediate action against the growing cases of Lyme disease in Ontario. “Ontario has the highest number of cases … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190607

  In contemplating the end of this spring session, it occurs to me that today marks one year since our last provincial election and the Legislature recesses for the summer; assuming Doug Ford doesn’t repeat his sudden call for MPPs … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190531

A short while ago my office team was telling me about some improvements to a computer program we use to manage the huge volume of case work that comes through our office. The improvements were predominantly geared to efficiency, streamlining … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190524

Northerners tend to be very fond of the early days of spring. You know, the days just before the leaves come out. I say this because Northerners also know what comes along immediately after the opening of the leaves – … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha media statement: National Accessibility Awareness Week: May 31st – June 6th, 2019

May 22, 2019 Queen’s Park – Canadians don’t readily affix the title of Hero to our citizens as some societies do. Instead, as is our nature, we reserve such unofficial but meaningful honors for those who truly deserve such recognition. … Continue reading