Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210409

Life is more enjoyable and significantly easier in many ways if you are a glass half full kind of person.  The meaning of the question, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” is a common proverbial phrase that delineates peoples’ outlook … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210401

Without question, these days of this world pandemic are undoubtedly among the most challenging that some of us have ever seen, or might ever experience in our lifetime.  I cannot begin to list all of the stresses, challenges and obstacles … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s news from the Park for 210326

I’m looking forward to the April constituency week.  I think I’m ready for some time away from Queen’s Park and a break from that long road I travel both ways every weekend.  I’ve always maintained that, far from being a … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column for 210319

In recent years I’ve noticed somewhat of a resurgence in the phenomenon of superhero interest.  It’s in comic books still but also on the big screen.  Subscription TV moguls like Netflix and Prime are even producing series programs on both … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column for 210312

One of the greatest things about being an MPP is enjoying getting to know an incredible array of people.  I use the word array because an array is a collection of things of the same type.  I tend to think … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s NFTP for 210305

In politics, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.  Right?  Obviously there is a wide range of political perspectives that are aimed to achieve similar goals.  The path to achieving those goals is often far more controversial than the … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210226

When I was just a kid, I remember on some special occasions going with my mom to a local bakery.  It was a kid’s dream come true walking in there.  Cookies, chocolates, deserts with sprinkles.  Keep in mind that this … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210219

When I decided to be a candidate to become the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin back in 2011, I did so knowing well that the job would entail a lot of travel.  Admittedly my estimation wasn’t even close, but don’t think for … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column for 210212

Okay folks, trivia time.  Can you name the longest running daytime gameshow on network television?  I’ll give you a hint by asking, “Where were you in 72?”  That was the year of the first episode.  I was just a babe … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210205

Well, I must say that it was nice to hear that Ontarians recently received some wonderful news that all can agree is good news, no matter their political outlook.  The world famous Wiarton Willie proclaimed that Ontario can look forward … Continue reading