MPP MICHAEL MANTHA'S NEWS FROM THE PARK

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Lately, I’ve heard or read the idiom Flying by the seat of his pants” quite a lot. This idiom was born in 1938 when an adventurous pilot’s flight plan to cross the Atlantic in...

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Well, here we are in 2022.  At this point last year, many of us were really hoping that by this time, we’d be leaps and bounds ahead of where we are today.  We are...

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Well, the sun will soon be setting on 2021.  Many readers would agree that this year was akin to a rollercoaster ride for Ontarians with plenty of thrilling climbs, breakneck falls and twists and...

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You know, sometimes people say things to themselves or to others over and over again as much to convince themselves as others.  Other times, however, they say it because they really believe what they...

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In last week’s column, readers may recall that I raised concerns about the disparity between winter maintenance levels on highways in Southern Ontario and Northern Ontario. Unfortunately, under successive Liberal and Conservative governments, this...

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I have said many times that one of the greatest joys in my job as an MPP is the many opportunities I have each year to visit students in their elementary and secondary classrooms....

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Back when I was just a young man, which is longer ago than I’d like to admit, I remember learning one of those ‘life lessons that all of us experience. It was a very...

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We’ve all heard the saying that it never rains, but it pours. We all know that in life, sometimes things go wrong. Unfortunately, at the moment, it appears that such is the case for...

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It is true that many people do not like to be labelled or categorized by any means.   But let’s be honest, all of us innocently do it to some degree. The recent constituency clinics that...

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Now that the summer recess and subsequent prorogation until October is finally finished, a few days ago, I was making my way back to Toronto to get set up in my apartment and office...