Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

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

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

I am sure that I don’t have to remind you that Monday February 19th Ontarians celebrate Family Day. The holiday is celebrated on the third Monday each year. Ontarians work very hard to support their families and help our economy … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

I’m sure that most readers will recognize world famous scientist Albert Einstein’s often quoted definition, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. As I pondered this definition this week it occurred to me … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Those of you who are sports fans have often read or heard comments from athletes who are heading into a situation where they just know something is about to happen. They often say they can smell or taste big changes … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

By now most of us have taken down the Christmas tree, put away the decorations and the children are happy to be back in school sharing stories of their holiday celebrations. You can hear a collective sigh as we take … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

As the Christmas Season is full upon us now, I am happy to take this opportunity to reflect on all that has happened during this fall session of the Ontario Legislature. Without any hesitation I can say that this has … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

One of the things that draws many individuals into the political arena is an intense desire to help those who are most vulnerable in our society or who have been wronged by the system. I say this is true for … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Every now and then we hear or read of some auditor’s report about some ridiculous government agency that is found to have paid some supplier $500 for a box of paper clips or $2,500 for some service like changing a … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

I don’t know about you, but anytime I hear the term loophole, I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that the loophole is going to work against the average person and likely not to the benefit of those who are well-heeled … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Recently a constituent who regularly reads this column called my constituency office to offer an opinion on why the Liberals are working so hard and spending so much on media advertising to get Kathleen Wynne’s face in the public eye … Continue reading