Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

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

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park August 17-2018

A few weeks ago, right after the Legislature was called to sit for a summer session following the June election, in my weekly column I wrote, “Fasten your seatbelts. We better hang on for a wild ride.” Admittedly it didn’t … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park August 10-2018

Would someone please inform Doug Ford that the election is over? Since the Conservatives have now formed government it seems that Ford is having problems transitioning to actually governing with real plans and policies. When you sit back and look … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park August 3-2018

Today let’s begin with a little game of, “Who Said This?” Oh, and the only clue is that the person lives in Canada, so it’s not Donald Trump. “You know me. I’m for the little guy.” (While you think, play … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park July 27-2018

You may recall that after Doug Ford called the MPPs to open a new session under the new Conservative government that I said in this column we are all in for a ‘wild ride.’ Well, it didn’t take long for … Continue reading

Ford government’s cancellation of GreenON program puts Northern families, businesses, workers at risk: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK – During question period Monday, NDP MPP Michael Mantha demanded answers from the Ford government on the cancellation of the Green Ontario Fund. “This sudden cancellation has hurt families in my riding that signed contracts worth several thousand … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park July 20-2018

If I were a betting man, I would bet dollars to donuts that when Doug Ford was growing up, one of his favourite TV shows was Happy Days. Remember Richie Cunningham, his family, teenage friends and, of course, The Fonz?  … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Do you ever have a song that get’s into your head and you just can’t shake it? We all do. I think you’ll understand why the song, “Get the Party Started” by the singer Pink is pumping through my mind … Continue reading