Author Archives: Mike Mantha

From the Park – lorsque vous êtes en bonne santé

Jan 27, 2020 at 08:06 – Nous avons tous entendu le dicton: « lorsque vous êtes en bonne santé, vous avez à peu près tout».  Cependant, l’auteur américain Augusten Burroughs n’a ajouté qu’un court addendum à cette déclaration qui, je pense, y apporte une toute autre tournure. Il a écrit: « Quand vous êtes en bonne santé, vous avez à peu ...

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From the Park – If you have your health

We’ve all heard the saying, “when you have your health, you have just about everything.” Many would successfully argue with the validity of this statement.  However, American author Augusten Burroughs added just a short addendum to that statement that I think puts a whole different twist on it.  He wrote, “When you have your health, you have everything. When you ...

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News from the Park – Joyeux 2020

Maintenant que l’agitation de la saison des fêtes est terminée, je suis heureux de dire que je me sens rafraîchi et impatient de faire face aux nombreux problèmes qui nous touchent tous en tant que résidents du Nord de l’Ontario. Je sais que nous sommes déjà deux semaines dans la nouvelle année, mais je vous souhaite à tous et à ...

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News from the Park – Happy 2020

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is over, I’m happy to say I feel refreshed and eager to tackle the many issues that affect all of us as Northern Ontarians. I know we are already two weeks into the New Year, but I want to wish everyone all the best in 2020. Over the holidays I ...

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News from the Park – Christmas Break

Readers of a particular age may recognize the lyrics, “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin, slippin’, into the future,” from the late 70’s song Fly Like an Eagleby the Steve Miller Band. As soon as the Legislature rose for the Christmas Break, upon stepping outside I felt kind of out of step with time –suddenly realizing that the Holiday Season is ...

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News from the Park – Poorly Maintained Roads

I am always honoured to be invited to visit schools across Algoma-Manitoulin. Frequently I am invited to meet with secondary students taking civics and careers classes, but in truth I visit all grades from primary to college. One question I can almost always count on being asked is what I think is the most important thing that an MPP does. ...

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News from the Park – L’éducation est le passeport pour l’avenir…

« L’éducation est le passeport pour l’avenir, car demain appartient à ceux qui s’y préparent aujourd’hui. » De nombreux lecteurs identifieront facilement cette citation de Malcom X, éminent défenseur des droits de la personne des années 1960. Je crois sincèrement que l’un des plus grands cadeaux qu’une société puisse offrir à ses jeunes est une bonne éducation qui les préparera à tout ...

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News from the Park – Education is the passport to the future…

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”  Many readers will readily identify this quotation as originating with Malcom X, the prominent human rights activist from the 1960s. I truly believe that one of the greatest gifts that a society can provide to its youth is a good education that will ...

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News from the Park – Northern Ontario Travel Grants

NFTP 191122 People in Algoma-Manitoulin know that when they experience difficulty navigating the tangles of various provincial ministries and agencies, that my office is here to help. Just call or email my constituency office and my team is happy to assist. One of the most frequent topics of concern and request for assistance is in regard to the Northern Ontario ...

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News from the Park – You don’t need a Degree…

You know, you don’t need to have your PhD in psychology or Master of Education to know the best way to bring about the behaviours in others that you want. I’ll prove it to you right here. Let’s say you want your child to develop the habit of making his bed before school or hanging up her coat when she ...

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News From the Park – long-term care facilities

Call me a dreamer or idealist, if you will. I’ve certainly been called much worse. I am proud to wear such a moniker because living here in Canada, I’m happy to say I am certainly not alone. In fact, I think one of our greatest traits as Canadians is to believe in doing what is right and that brighter days ...

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Nouvelles du parc – le cirque est de retour en ville

Eh bien, après un congé de 144 jours à l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario, le cirque est de retour en ville. C’est la plus longue récréation en un quart de siècle. En toute honnêteté, je suis ravi d’être de retour afin de pouvoir continuer le travail pour lequel nous avons été élus. Nous travaillons à faire de l’Ontario un endroit plus ...

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News from the Park – The Circus is Back in Town

Well, the news is that after a 144 day recess from the Ontario Legislature, the circus is back in town. That’s the longest recess in a quarter century. In all honesty, it’s great to be back so that we can get on with the work we were elected to do; make Ontario a stronger and better place to live for ...

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Mantha tells Ford to stop blocking new doctors from practicing in Blind River

Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP Michael Mantha told Doug Ford Thursday that his government must stop blocking two new doctors from practicing in Blind River, after the Conservative government said they will not be able to practice for most of the winter.   “These two doctors are already practicing in Ontario, have their CPSO number and billing number, but they have to ...

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