Michael Mantha’s News From The Park

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When it comes to Northern Healthcare, the Ford Government needs budget dollars to make sense February 16, 2024 With the start of the legislative session, I am eager to bring my Private Member’s Bill, the Northern Health Travel Grant Advisory … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 240209

Opening new surgical centres – Fool me once… You don’t have to be a learned scholar to understand the importance of Ontario’s forests. Of course, forests are integral to the economy for tourism and raw materials. However, they play a … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 240201

Ontario’s Public Health Services: Creeping to the brink of collapse February 1, 2024 I am getting a bit concerned about Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s welfare. Seeing him across the aisle when the House sits, he looks fine. But I have … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park – Long-term Care Oversight: It’s a matter of trust

The most recent editions of News from the Park have focused on Ontario’s catastrophic hospital wait times, staffing and funding issues for hospitals and increasing funding for our ailing healthcare system. Similarly, the columns discussed the need to promote training … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s NFTP for 240119 “There’s no place like home.”

Whether you are a doctor, nurse, cab driver, teacher or salesperson, we all understand that, along with the pleasures and perks that come with our jobs, we must accept headaches and heartaches. That’s just life. For me, one of the … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 240112

Checking in with Algoma-Manitoulin hospitals January 12, 2024 We have now entered the period of the legislative calendar where MPPs are back in their constituencies for an extended amount of time. The Ford government recessed the legislature a week earlier … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

The tick-tock of Ontario’s healthcare woes are getting to the Premier December 8, 2023 Friends of mine have a beautiful grandfather clock in their living room. It’s a genuine heirloom antique that works with weights, pulleys and a pendulum. I … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the park for 231123

Ontarians are looking for action, not deflection November 23, 2023 Former United States Vice President and Senator Hubert Humphrey once said, “To err is human; to blame someone else is politics.” Humphrey was often referred to by his colleagues in … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 231117

The Ford government has some political potholes to fix for Northern Ontarians Here in the North, we all face one fundamental reality – distance and travel are important in our lives. Highway travel is almost an absolute necessity for practically … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 2311010

What is the point of having a senior dental program if almost no one qualifies? I have often written in this column how important it is to recognize the immeasurable contribution to our overall way of life by our seniors … Continue reading