Tag Archives: Michael Mantha

News from the Park – October 18

Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:50 Even though I talk or write very frequently about all the things that make Algoma-Manitoulin such an outstanding place to live and work, I truly believe in my heart that our region has been more than blessed with many outstanding individuals who make a difference in our communities. Be they community service or interest group ...

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News from the Park – October 10

Oct 10, 2017 @ 08:12 If you follow what’s happening in Queen’s Park each week, you could not have missed the dramatic finger-pointing and caterwauling that went on between the Conservatives and Liberals last week over a matter that was of little meaningful consequence to the people of this province. In a nutshell, some of the Northern Conservative members took ...

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NDP to Wynne: Every child matters—support Indigenous children living with mental health challenges

During question period Thursday, Ontario’s NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Michael Mantha demanded that the Wynne government answer the call of northern First Nations communities struggling to access mental health services. “If a family lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River or Elliott Lake, they have direct access to Algoma Family Services children’s mental health services. However, if ...

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Wynne’s Ring of Fire promises can’t be trusted: MPP Mantha

After continued broken promises to northerners on the Ring of Fire, Premier Kathleen Wynne can no longer be trusted to lead the urgent development, said MPP Michael Mantha, NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines.   “Kathleen Wynne has been making promises to the people of Northern Ontario on the Ring of Fire over her four years as premier.   Yet ...

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News from the Park – August 16

Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:15 Even though the Legislature is not currently sitting in Queen’s Park, I am proud to say that my NDP colleagues and I continue to work hard for all Ontarians. Just a quick look at the headlines will show you that summer recess is not all about festivals, fairs and other events. Those are just a ...

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News from the Park – August 9

It certainly has been an outstanding summer here in Algoma-Manitoulin. I have truly enjoyed getting out to so many events all across the riding and meeting up with constituents, many of whom I look forward to seeing frequently and lots of new faces as well. One series of events that I have been a part of that I am extremely ...

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Mike wants to recognize the outstanding citizens of Ontario

May 31, 2017 @ 12:04   Throughout my years of service as MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, I have always been so very impressed with the number of citizens that we have in this riding who make incredible contributions as leaders and helpers in our communities.  My office receives notification of the multitude of individuals that selflessly serve to make our communities ...

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News from the Park – Northern Ontario Focus, FAO Report

May 29, 2017 @ 08:05 Those of you who follow my News from the Park column weekly or tune into the televised proceedings of the Ontario Legislature will know how frequently I raise the issue that we Northerners sometimes feel slighted or forgotten by the government and their policy makers. You know the old line of reminding southerners that life ...

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News from the Park – Aboriginal Youth in Care, Healthcare & Hydro Rates

May 23, 2017 @ 08:06 Few would argue the notion that Ontario has been blessed with an abundance of priceless resources. We enjoy access to a vast number of beautiful lakes and the fresh water of the Great Lakes, valuable mineral and ore deposits, fertile agricultural land and many thousands of square kilometres of trees. But without any doubt I ...

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Mantha acclaimed as NDP Candidate for the next Provincial Election

Michael Mantha has been acclaimed the NDP candidate in Algoma-Manitoulin for the next provincial election. Elected since 2011, Mantha received the nod from the local association on Saturday afternoon. “I have loved representing Algoma-Manitoulin for the last 7 years and very much look forward to continuing,” said Mantha. “My work has just begun and I am excited to continue being ...

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Mike Mantha ask Premier Wynne to Ignite Ring of Fire

Mar 17, 2017 @ 06:53   After listening to serious concerns raised at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, which brings together the mining and finance industry, Ontario NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines Michael Mantha again demanded that Premier Kathleen Wynne take action to develop the Ring of Fire. “I had the chance to talk ...

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Mantha – Hydro bills put community centres at risk

Mar 6, 2017 @ 09:43 On Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined the leadership of Echo Bay, Desbarats, Bruce Mines, Hilton Beach and the Township of St. Joseph to speak out about skyrocketing hydro bills – which are putting their community hubs at risk. “The Johnson Township Community Centre Arena in Desbarats is a community hub for people from all ...

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News from the Park – February 28

Feb 28, 2017 @ 08:09 This week, the Ontario Legislature once again resumed sitting after the winter break.  During the recess I spent a great deal of time travelling from end to end, throughout the riding, meeting with many individuals and organizations on matters of importance to the people of Algoma-Manitoulin. As much as I enjoyed my time back home, ...

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