Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210723

A couple of years ago, clearly before the pandemic hit, I was on one of my regular constituency clinic tours and found myself looking for something better to do than sit and watch television after a rather long drive and … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210709

“Mind your elders, Michael.”  That phrase was an important part of the family values that I was taught.  One that I am proud to continue to practice every day.  It is well known that around the world, many societies, nations … Continue reading

Michael Mantha News From the Park column 2 210630

To begin, clearly readers are going to scratch their heads when they begin reading this week’s column when they discover I begin by raising the issue of Christmas as the month of July has just started. But please bear with … Continue reading

Michael Mantha News From the Park 210630

To begin, clearly readers are going to scratch their heads when they begin reading this week’s column when they discover I begin by raising the issue of Christmas as the month of July has just started. But please bear with … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 210618

Well, as of June 21st, with the onset of the summer solstice, we can finally say that summer is officially here.  My colleagues in Queen’s Park said they thought it had already set in, but then Premier Ford announced an … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 210611

I learned long ago that one of the hardest thing to achieve and the very easiest to lose is respect.  Our parents, teachers and others who are involved in our personal development as a person start to teach us this … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210604

What in this world could you say is more consistent than the passage of time?  Whenever I see a grandfather clock with its pendulum swinging, I can’t help but marvel at its ability to mark time as it passes with … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210528

Have you ever been to the Heritage Railway and Carousel Company in North Bay?  It’s pretty cool.  Each year, prior to the pandemic of course, the attraction sees over 100,000 visitors stop by to ride the miniature train as well … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 210507

Most readers have the basic understanding that the Auditor General (AG) is responsible for keeping watch over the administration of Ontario’s finances.  The AG is appointed and operates independent of government influence or authority and studies the government’s finances by … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 200430

The other day I had an opportunity to speak at length with a senior constituent about some concerns she needed assistance with.  At some point during our conversation, she mentioned that in her lifetime she has had not only several … Continue reading