Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 200124

We’ve all heard the saying, “when you have your health, you have just about everything.” Many would successfully argue with the validity of this statement.  However, American author Augusten Burroughs added just a short addendum to that statement that I … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 200117

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is over, I’m happy to say I feel refreshed and eager to tackle the many issues that affect all of us as Northern Ontarians. I know we are already two … Continue reading

Pros? Yeah, But Not Exactly Prose.

It’s no mystery to me why professional athletes are at their absolute funniest when they’re trying to be perfectly serious. Pampered half to death, they have someone to do everything for them except think. And that’s where they get into … Continue reading

News from the Park for 191213

Readers of this weekly column well know the importance that New Democrats put on providing our youth with the best education, support, safety and opportunities that the people of this province can. Quite literally, our youth truly does represent the … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 191206

I am always honoured to be invited to visit schools across Algoma-Manitoulin. Frequently I am invited to meet with secondary students taking civics and careers classes, but in truth I visit all grades from primary to college. One question I … Continue reading

Canada’s Rocky Horror Hospital Show

Our Canadian health care system has fallen to ninth place among 12 nations as rated by the highly-respected Commonwealth Fund. With the UK, Australia and Holland leading, we’re barely staying above the United States. So with costs and wait times … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 191129

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Many readers will readily identify this quotation as originating with Malcom X, the prominent human rights activist from the 1960s. I truly believe … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 191122

People in Algoma-Manitoulin know that when they experience difficulty navigating the tangles of various provincial ministries and agencies, that my office is here to help. Just call or email my constituency office and my team is happy to assist. One … Continue reading

Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park for 191115

You know, you don’t need to have your PhD in psychology or Master of Education to know the best way to bring about the behaviours in others that you want. I’ll prove it to you right here. Let’s say you … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 191108

Call me a dreamer or idealist, if you will. I’ve certainly been called much worse. I am proud to wear such a moniker because living here in Canada, I’m happy to say I am certainly not alone. In fact, I … Continue reading