Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

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Some of you will recall that I began last week’s column stating that the Legislature had just concluded one of THOSE weeks. As I explained then, this feeling was due to the bombardment of devastating and demoralizing news that the … Continue reading

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Wow…this was one of those weeks in Queen’s Park. We all have them from time to time. Everyone knows what I’m talking about.  You know the feeling you get when you walk into a room or garage that you know … Continue reading

Ford’s $3.2 billion in cuts will hurt Algoma-Manitoulin families

Elliot Lake— In the Fall Economic Statement, Doug Ford and his Conservatives have cut more than $3.2 billion, including the Transportation operating budget by $305 million. “Northerners are already affected by poor road maintenance, winter and summer.  We can’t afford … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 181116

I recently enjoyed an opportunity to catch up with a long-time friend of mine when I happened to be in his community during constituency week. As we sat in his living room a three-way conversation developed with his adolescent son … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181109

This week it’s all about honour. Without doubt, hosting constituency clinics in various communities about one week per month effectively helps me to stay abreast with what’s on the minds of the People of Algoma-Manitoulin. Those clinics allow me to … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181102

Well folks, another election campaign has come and gone, this time municipal. I congratulate all those who bravely put their names forward as a candidate. Whether they were elected or not, their desire to make their community a better place … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181026

Recently while making the most of a rare opportunity to be back home for a weekend, I had a chance to catch up with a young acquaintance I’ve known for quite some time. As a result of the numerous casual … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181019

October 17th was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP). New Democrats have always stood with community members, activists, and like-minded allies who work to fight for meaningful change that will help to lift Ontarians out of poverty. We … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181012

Anyone who knows me would likely agree that I truly am a Northerner through and through. I will admit that at times, though not often, I do take advantage of some opportunities that are more urban in nature, such as … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181004

As most people know, each September the Ontario Plowmen’s’ Association hosts the International Plowing Match which is an agricultural expo held in a different corners of the province annually. This year it was in Pain Court, down near Chatham. As … Continue reading