Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Those of you who read this column regularly may remember a few weeks ago I indicated that I am so thankful that I didn’t study from the same math textbook or attend the same schools as Premier Wynne and Conservative … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Whenever someone uses the term “the dirty 30s”, people immediately associate that with the tough times of the depression era. No doubt those were very tough times that were made to feel even worse because of the period of prosperity … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Whether you know me or just read what I say and do as MPP for the Algoma-Manitoulin, the pride I have having been born and raised as a Northerner is pretty evident. I was born in and raised Gogama and … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

In the Legislature and on the news you continually hear politicians referring to their “strategies.” Ask the average person what a strategy is and chances are they’ll tell you it just means a plan to do something.  In fact, however, … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Well, clearly I did not go to the same elementary and secondary schools that Kathleen Wynne and Energy Minister Glen Thibeault went to. For that matter it’s clear that Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk didn’t go to the same school as … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Even though I talk or write very frequently about all the things that make Algoma-Manitoulin such an outstanding place to live and work, I truly believe in my heart that our region has been more than blessed with many outstanding … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

If you follow what’s happening in Queen’s Park each week, you could not have missed the dramatic finger-pointing and caterwauling that went on between the Conservatives and Liberals last week over a matter that was of little meaningful consequence to … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Pretty well anyone who knows me at all would not be the least surprised to learn that one of the things I love most about my job as MPP is getting to meet many truly fascinating individuals. From these incredible … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Before you read any further in this column, I ask you to consider the question, “What is the purpose of government?”  Take a moment to consider why we have government and what is it that it is there to do? … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

In preparation to return to Queen’s Park on Monday, Andrea Horwath and all the members of the NDP caucus met for several days to identify and discuss the issues and events that arose over the summer. Some of the issues … Continue reading