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Sunday, November 29, 2020

MPP MICHAEL MANTHA'S NEWS FROM THE PARK

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 than pretty much any other sport on earth?  It’s true. ...

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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 engage their minds on a particular focus.  It was nothing...
Michael Mantha

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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 have a pretty tough skin, can stickhandle around barriers like...
Michael Mantha

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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 always liked idioms as they cause us to think of...

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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, and most Canadians for that matter, have for the seemingly...

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When I was a boy, a friend of my mom lived a few doors down the street. From my youthful perspective at that time, I thought she was pretty old. It’s funny though because...
Michael Mantha MPP - Queens Park

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When things are not exactly going the way I hope, invariably someone, with the best of intentions of course, comes along, sounding just like Sister Maria von Trap from the Sound of Music, and...
Michael Mantha

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There are a multitude ‘realities’ in the world, including some very unpleasant ones found close to home in our own communities and even in our own families. One of the worst ones is of...

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Isn’t it funny how less than a handful of words can bring about incredibly strong emotions or reactions in people? For example, can you think of three little words that can bring on beautiful...
Michael Mantha MPP - Queens Park

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The pandemic has forced all of us to make some major changes to so much of what we do in our lives and daily routines. Some of the changes are pretty small and hardly...