Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 200313

Back in the 1930’s a particular adage gained notoriety, even though it was around long before then. The adage, which readers will no doubt have heard many times is, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” No one really … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 022120

I know there are a lot of people in the world who hold fast to the idea that the only people in the world who like change are babies. Well, clearly this has been a widely quoted quip for generations, … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 200214

I am constantly amazed at how much humans know and can do in this modern era. Not being satisfied with just normal intelligence, we felt a need to improve on it by creating artificial intelligence. I remember watching the old … Continue reading

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