Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 190418

If you were a kid who had to take your lunch to school with you, did you ever experience “lunch bag let down?” Most of us did from time to time. As a kid you would sit in class all … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha media statement: International Earth Day: April 22nd, 2019

ELLIOT LAKE – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha says, “Every day the news we read and hear focuses a great deal on peoples’ differences. But thankfully we set aside one day a year to focus on something that all of us … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha media statement: Ontario Coaches Week

ELLIOT LAKE – Since 2015, the second week in April in Ontario is recognized as Ontario Coaches Week. This special awareness week provides us with an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the life-long, positive impact that these noble volunteers can … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha media statement: National Volunteer Week: April 7-13, 2019

ELLIOT LAKE – Each year Canadians sets aside the third week in April to recognize the incredible contribution that volunteers make to the success of our nation. Many people are surprised to learn that the roots of Volunteer Week go … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 190405

You know those sci-fi movies and television programs in which the story revolves around a portal adjoining two worlds. Often the plot is based on the idea that whatever the main character does in one world has some sort of … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190329

How many times has Canada been chosen as the best place to live or placed at least in the top ten best nations to live in the entire world? There have been many surveys based upon responses to a large … Continue reading

Ford government must ensure wood supply access for northern mills, forestry jobs: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — During question period on Tuesday, NDP Northern Development critic Michael Mantha said the Ford government must ensure access to wood supply for northern mills and forestry operations, to support the hundreds of jobs that depend on them. … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190322

Recently I was in the positon of needing to make arrangements for a special retrofit project back home. Knowing such a project would likely take some time to complete and given my work schedule, doing the work myself just wasn’t … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 180315

As I write this column I find myself concluding another week of constituency clinics covering numerous northern communities in the riding. MPPs are back to the Legislature on Monday. I take pride in being able to say that my face … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190308

Like many Ontarians, I often find myself trying to balance my career life with that of being a dad. I can honestly say that while being a politician and a father, both jobs come with some real challenges, but I … Continue reading