Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Every now and then we hear or read of some auditor’s report about some ridiculous government agency that is found to have paid some supplier $500 for a box of paper clips or $2,500 for some service like changing a … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

I don’t know about you, but anytime I hear the term loophole, I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that the loophole is going to work against the average person and likely not to the benefit of those who are well-heeled … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Recently a constituent who regularly reads this column called my constituency office to offer an opinion on why the Liberals are working so hard and spending so much on media advertising to get Kathleen Wynne’s face in the public eye … Continue reading

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