Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 200807

Gravity is such a wonderful thing.  It is one of the only things in the universe that we can truly count on to be there and act with a predictable, consistent, known force.  Since the very dawn of time, we … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s NFTP for 200731

I have an uncle that I love dearly who has always been extremely supportive, especially since I joined the world of politics.  He stays abreast of what’s happening in Algoma-Manitoulin in the news and comments on this weekly column from … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 200724

As I write this week’s column, sitting here in my Queen’s Park office, it’s the day after the Conservatives declared the summer recess of the Ontario Legislature.  For only the second time in my career, I found myself in the … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 200717

It is wonderful to be able to get out and about again after being cooped up for so long, even after the winter season ended.  People are delighted to finally enjoy opportunities to get out to see and speak to … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 200710

Among the many traits that my friends of First Nations descent tend to hold most dearly, I would without hesitation say that the honour and respect they hold for their Elders is one that I admire most.  Within First Nations … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News From the Park for 200626

Readers will undoubtedly know that the Ontario Legislature has begun to resume operation, meaning that once again I find myself in Queen’s Park for the bulk of the week. Heading back to The City at first was rather disconcerting. The … Continue reading

“Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition.” Marilyn Monroe

In the course of it’s three-month world tour, COVID-19 has provided a litmus test for global leadership. Revealing how, and how early leaders responded to this vile and invisible killer, the virus has divided presidents and prime ministers into two … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 043020

I’m certain that regular readers of News from the Park have not been surprised that I have not posted the column since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless-to-say, my team and I have been beyond swamped with calls and … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s NFTP 200428

I’m certain that regular readers of News from the Park have not been surprised that I have not posted the column since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless-to-say, my team and I have been beyond swamped with calls and … Continue reading

The Odd, The Obscene And The Unforeseen–COVID-19

My supermarket moment. As I walk through the automatic doors at Sobey’s in Dunnville, a kid steps into my path. I throw out my hands thinking he’s going to sanitize me. I’m also thinking…I’m the one wearing the mask. Shouldn’t … Continue reading