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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Student loan motion highlights how parliament can work

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It took about a minute of the House of Commons time this week to adopt a motion that will extend the moratorium on repaying...
Michael Mantha MPP - Queens Park

Mike Mantha, News From The Park

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Golf season is officially over.  Have you ever noticed that for real golfers, as a breed, have a harder time dealing with the offseason...

News From The Park

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I remember a favourite primary school teacher who, when I think back, really knew how to get her students to quickly switch gears and...

Government must protect tourism and hospitality jobs

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With potential bailouts for airlines being floated this week, there is hope the government is turning its attention to the broader tourism sector which...
Michael Mantha

News From The Park

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There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the world of politics is not for the faint of heart or squeamish.  Unless you...

Canadians can learn from American experience instead of copying it

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Most of us are wired to believe that we aren’t biased which may be the biggest roadblock to respectful public discourse. But there are...
Michael Mantha

News From The Park

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Regular readers of this column will no doubt have noticed that I frequently refer to various idioms and quotations.  I admit that I have...

When will there be a vaccine?

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As the pandemic moved through its early stages, a lot of hope was placed on the development of a vaccine that would enable us...

News From The Park

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Readers of last week’s column about utilizing my “political barometer” skills may recall that I alluded to sort of a general vexation that Ontarians,...

The case for strong public investments

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In case you missed it, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with its long history of concern about national debt loads, has encouraged developed countries...