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MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

MPP Mantha calls on Premier Wynne to Ignite the #RingOfFire (Video)

QUEEN’s PARK, ON – After listening to serious concerns raised at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, which brings together the mining and finance industry, Ontario NDP critic for Northern Development and Mines Michael Mantha again demanded that Premier [Read more]

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

ECHO BAY, ON – On Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined the leadership of Echo Bay, Desbarats, Bruce Mines, Hilton Beach and the Township of St. Joseph to speak out about skyrocketing hydro bills – which are putting their community hubs at risk. “The Johnson Township Community Centre [Read more]

Grand Opening of MPP Michael Mantha’s New Constituency Office

Grand Opening of MPP Michael Mantha’s New Constituency Office

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – MPP Michael Mantha is pleased to announce the grand opening of his new constituency office in Elliot Lake at 18 Mary Walk in the Lower Plaza. Formerly located in the Civic Centre, the new office is conveniently located in the downtown area within close proximity to transit [Read more]

NDP statement on Wapekeka suicides

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha, the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, issued the following statement regarding the recent deaths of two girls from Wapekeka First Nation. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the tragic deaths of two 12-year-old girls [Read more]

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha office relocation

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha office relocation

ELLIOT LAKE, ON –  Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha is moving his constituency office to a new location in Elliot Lake.  The current office located in the Elliot Lake Civic Centre will be closed for several days beginning this week during the transition.  The move is taking place over [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

New Democrats have been declaring for well over ten years that, as Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” It doesn’t take a political science degree to know this and recognize that the pungency of this aroma has increased month after month and year after [Read more]

Ontario Parks Celebrates Algoma-Manitoulin Summer Student

Ontario Parks Celebrates Algoma-Manitoulin Summer Student

Bursary Awards Program Provides Educational Support to Exceptional Summer Staff Lina Vermeer of Massey has earned an educational bursary award for her outstanding work as an Ontario Parks summer employee. “I would like to thank Lina Vermeer for her outstanding contribution to Ontario Parks this [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Last week MPPs found themselves back home in their ridings for a constituency week. I am pleased to say that the clinics I held were well attended. Constituency clinics provide MPPs with the opportunity to meet face to face with constituents to assist them with matters of concern and also hear [Read more]

MPP Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park

This week the province was shocked to learn of the tragic deaths of 8 Ontario nursing home residents at the hands of another. To make matters worse, the suspect is a caregiver in the employ of the long-term care facilities where the residents lived. Without doubt the sympathies of us all go out to [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Last week I began my column by mentioning the fascinating art of sleight of hand. Those of you who are fascinated by observing the sleight of hand magic tricks have been exposed to a real treat on the nightly news lately; watching the Liberal masters of this art. The thing is, we all know that [Read more]

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Wynne government risked public safety by opening Nipigon River bridge despite knowing it had structural problems: NDP QUEEN’s PARK, ON – Today during Question Period, Michael Mantha, NDP northern development critic, and MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, demanded answers from the Wynne government [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

It’s time to brush the dust from my shoes gathered at all of the festivals, pow wows events, celebrations and meetings that I attended over the summer and head back to the Legislature. After all the conversations and meetings I had with many constituents this summer, clearly there is a lot of [Read more]

Northeastern Ontario Artist Among Finalists for Premier’s Award and $35,000 Prize

Northeastern Ontario Artist Among Finalists for Premier’s Award and $35,000 Prize

Finalists Announced for Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts Province Recognizing Important Contributions of Ontario’s Arts Community Twelve finalists have been announced for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of [Read more]

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Winter, summer, spring and fall, one of the most common topics for calls and letters my office receives is in regard to transportation concerns. This isn’t surprising given that so many of us have to travel often for business, recreation, medical and other reasons. People contact me to express [Read more]

NDP Open Letter on Northern Ontario Gas Prices

NDP Open Letter on Northern Ontario Gas Prices

Rec’vd from the office of MPP Michael Mantha June 22, 2016 ___________________ 16 June, 2016 The Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy 4th Floor, Hearst Block 900 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E1 Re: Gas Prices Dear Minister, People across Ontario, and especially the North, are being [Read more]

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