Snow Squalls

“People are white knuckled on unplowed, icy highways…” | «Les gens sont blancs sur...

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...
Youth Dental Care

Failing to make health care accessible

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...
Michael Mantha MPP - Queens Park

The circus is back in town! Well politically that is…

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...

Ontario families deserve better | Les familles ontariennes méritent mieux

A while ago I was bemoaning to my former teacher friend how exhausting my schedule has been this summer. But I also realized that...

Happy New Year | Bonne année

A friend of mine is a retired school teacher. He once told me about a former principal that he worked under that would wish...
Labour Day

Labour Day marks victories we should never surrender | La fête du Travail marque...

While the labour movement isn’t unique to Canada, it has a strong history of making our workplaces safer, more compassionate, and bringing about better...

News from the Park: Carbon Tax Stickers | Nouvelles du parc: des autocollants sur...

This week I was successful in arranging for some actual time to be in my constituency office to tend to a wide variety of...

Lobbyist have the government’s ear | Les lobbyistes ont l’oreille du gouvernement

Sometimes the workings of government aren’t as straightforward as we might like to think and on certain files it can become a question of...

How is it that access to good drinking water can be a problem anywhere...

I would hazard a guess that, next to access to clean air, the need for water is the most important need people around the...
cycling

Cycling strategy makes a lot of sense

The environmental challenges facing us mean we need to re-think how we live. There will be difficulties and opportunities as we consider how we...