Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 211022

We’ve all heard the saying that it never rains, but it pours. We all know that in life, sometimes things go wrong. Unfortunately, at the moment, it appears that such is the case for Ontario’s health care system. Long before … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 211015

It is true that many people do not like to be labelled or categorized by any means.   But let’s be honest, all of us innocently do it to some degree. The recent constituency clinics that I hosted in various communities … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 211008

Now that the summer recess and subsequent prorogation until October is finally finished, a few days ago, I was making my way back to Toronto to get set up in my apartment and office for the upcoming new session.  I … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 210917

A while ago, I enjoyed speaking with some high school-aged teens who sparked up a conversation while we all enjoyed ice cream cones under some shady trees.  I have to admit that it usually surprises me when a teen knows … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 210910

Pretty much anyone can be a leader in calm waters.  But being at the helm when strong winds blow and seas become rough….well, it takes real skill, knowledge and confidence to navigate a ship safely to its destination port.  Author … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s news from the Park for 210827

Sometimes I wonder if people from other lands and cultures see Canadians and Americans as pretty much interchangeable, kind of like a family with identical twins.  Sometimes it is almost impossible, at least from an outside the family perspective.  But … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column 210820

I really enjoy watching sports.  I love taking in Leaf or Blue Jays games as often as I can.  Spending so much time in Toronto, people often assume that I take in a good number.  Well, I wish that were … Continue reading

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