MPP MICHAEL MANTHA'S NEWS FROM THE PARK

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Those who are regular followers of this column will recall that I was bemoaning the fact that I miss what, up until two years ago, was a relatively high number of invitations to visit...

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Recently, Grant, one of my team members, and I had to attend some meetings in the Sault area. So, I took advantage of the opportunity to make some calls while I had a driver...

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When we hear the word ‘education’ it generally first brings to mind our own experiences and achievement in elementary, secondary and postsecondary school.  We tend to limit our understanding of education to what occurs...

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Recently after burning the midnight oil at the Legislature, I had to rise and shine long before the sun had risen or shone on a Friday morning. This was not really a choice to...

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Recently I had the pleasure of leaving all of the hubbub of daily life and incessant noise of politics behind me for a few minutes when I was in a friend’s home while their...

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The recent attack by the Russians upon the people of Ukraine cannot help but make us recoil at the horrendous suffering and needless deaths that are taking place. There is no doubt around the...

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Isn’t it amazing how looking at something from different angles and distances can entirely change our understanding or relationship to something or a situation? When I was younger, I remember how cool it was...
Michael Mantha MPP - Queens Park

News from the Park: What will be the dominant issues in the upcoming election?

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They say that time flies when you’re having fun. If this adage is true, I must be having a blast. In the blink of an eye, I went from celebrating Christmas to Ground Hog...

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I recently had the good fortune of bumping into an acquaintance of mine I had not seen in a long while. The fellow, who has long been retired, started out as a young man...

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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...