Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News From the Park for 200626

Readers will undoubtedly know that the Ontario Legislature has begun to resume operation, meaning that once again I find myself in Queen’s Park for the bulk of the week. Heading back to The City at first was rather disconcerting. The … Continue reading

“Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition.” Marilyn Monroe

In the course of it’s three-month world tour, COVID-19 has provided a litmus test for global leadership. Revealing how, and how early leaders responded to this vile and invisible killer, the virus has divided presidents and prime ministers into two … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 043020

I’m certain that regular readers of News from the Park have not been surprised that I have not posted the column since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless-to-say, my team and I have been beyond swamped with calls and … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s NFTP 200428

I’m certain that regular readers of News from the Park have not been surprised that I have not posted the column since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needless-to-say, my team and I have been beyond swamped with calls and … Continue reading

The Odd, The Obscene And The Unforeseen–COVID-19

My supermarket moment. As I walk through the automatic doors at Sobey’s in Dunnville, a kid steps into my path. I throw out my hands thinking he’s going to sanitize me. I’m also thinking…I’m the one wearing the mask. Shouldn’t … Continue reading

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