Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190215

In my view, Ontarians, in general, are pretty resilient people. I take great pride in saying this is particularly true of Northern Ontarians. Ontarians can work with just about any situation that comes our way. Here in the North, sometimes … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190201

In looking at all snowballing headlines that are hitting the papers lately, I concluded that it only makes sense that they come at us now. After all, snowballs do form in winter. And since we have been experiencing some pretty … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181221

Lately, to say that there is never a dull moment in Queen’s Park would by no means an understatement. To be sure, Kathleen Wynne definitely kept the all of the parties on their toes but truly Doug Ford’s wave of … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 181214

I know I’m not alone in saying how happy I am that the Holiday Season is upon us. Mind you, with all of the events, activities and Christmas parades which I love to attend each year, I feel extremely fortunate … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181207

Frequent readers of this column well know how much I value holding regular constituency clinics in communities across the riding. Having the opportunity to talk face-to-face with individuals to listen to their concerns is one of the most effective ways … Continue reading

A message from/sentiments de député MPP Michael Mantha

Dear Friends, Today is a hopeful day for Franco-Ontarians. Over the years, we have demonstrated that we are a strong and united community that cannot be walked over. Though this is true, we must continue to stand up and reaffirm … Continue reading

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181130

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

Michael Mantha News from the Park column 112318

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