Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181109

This week it’s all about honour. Without doubt, hosting constituency clinics in various communities about one week per month effectively helps me to stay abreast with what’s on the minds of the People of Algoma-Manitoulin. Those clinics allow me to … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181102

Well folks, another election campaign has come and gone, this time municipal. I congratulate all those who bravely put their names forward as a candidate. Whether they were elected or not, their desire to make their community a better place … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181026

Recently while making the most of a rare opportunity to be back home for a weekend, I had a chance to catch up with a young acquaintance I’ve known for quite some time. As a result of the numerous casual … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181019

October 17th was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP). New Democrats have always stood with community members, activists, and like-minded allies who work to fight for meaningful change that will help to lift Ontarians out of poverty. We … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181012

Anyone who knows me would likely agree that I truly am a Northerner through and through. I will admit that at times, though not often, I do take advantage of some opportunities that are more urban in nature, such as … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181004

As most people know, each September the Ontario Plowmen’s’ Association hosts the International Plowing Match which is an agricultural expo held in a different corners of the province annually. This year it was in Pain Court, down near Chatham. As … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 180921

When a person decides to throw their hat into the world of politics, they better make sure they are prepared to step up to the plate in terms of putting in the hours. Prior to being elected I had a … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 180914

As a northern MPP I freely admit to readers that my northern NDP colleagues and I have a natural tendency when in Queen’s Park to primarily focus upon how matters affect the people living in northern regions of this province. … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park August 31-2018

As you know, MPPs have been back to work in Queen’s Park almost immediately following June election. Doug Ford was determined to start swinging that wrecking ball as soon as he could. Like all of my colleagues it has been … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 180824

This week I attended the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference in Ottawa where I joined municipal leaders and delegations from across Ontario including several from communities in Algoma-Manitoulin. The purpose of the AMO, which is comprised of … Continue reading