MPP MICHAEL MANTHA'S NEWS FROM THE PARK

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“Mind your elders, Michael.”  That phrase was an important part of the family values that I was taught.  One that I am proud to continue to practice every day.  It is well known that...

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Well, as of June 21st, with the onset of the summer solstice, we can finally say that summer is officially here.  My colleagues in Queen’s Park said they thought it had already set in,...

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I learned long ago that one of the hardest thing to achieve and the very easiest to lose is respect.  Our parents, teachers and others who are involved in our personal development as a...

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Have you ever been to the Heritage Railway and Carousel Company in North Bay?  It’s pretty cool.  Each year, prior to the pandemic of course, the attraction sees over 100,000 visitors stop by to...

Michael Mantha: News from the Park – Bill 272

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How many times have you heard someone say to you, “It takes all kinds?”  Such a phrase usually follows a situation or story about someone who thinks or does something that is out of...

NFTP: A bill that only offers people a pathetically inadequate three paid sick days

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The other day I had an opportunity to speak at length with a senior constituent about some concerns she needed assistance with.  At some point during our conversation, she mentioned that in her lifetime...

Underfunding and ultimate financial falling of Laurentian University

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I enjoyed a recent opportunity to connect with an old friend of mine who is a retired special education teacher.  We were sharing some experiences about occasions where we have come across questionable decisions...
Michael Mantha MPP - Queens Park

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Stress is not something that we generally think of in a positive light.  Stress, however, can actually have positive effect on our lives.  For example, stress can be a useful motivator in getting ourselves...

News from the Park: Is the glass half empty or half full?

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Life is more enjoyable and significantly easier in many ways if you are a glass half full kind of person.  The meaning of the question, “Is the glass half empty or half full?” is a common...
Michael Mantha MPP - Queens Park

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Without question, these days of this world pandemic are undoubtedly among the most challenging that some of us have ever seen, or might ever experience in our lifetime.  I cannot begin to list all...