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Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

It’s been a busy week with the release of the Auditor General’s report. The Report confirms what people across Ontario are already feeling, Liberal government’s choices aren’t about Ontarians. The scathing Annual Report, showing that the choices made by Premier Wynne and her Liberal [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

This week marked another constituency week where I had the opportunity to tour many communities in the riding and host clinics to assist constituents. I always enjoy coming home and reconnecting with people and hearing your concerns. People across Algoma-Manitoulin continue to raise concerns over [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

This week the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) held their annual “Meet the Miners” event at Queen’s Park.  This annual event is held to bring recognition to the importance of the mining sector in our province and inform politicians of the successes and challenges within the industry. Many [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

This week at Queen’s Park the Financial Accountability Officer confirmed that the sell-off of Hydro One was a very bad deal for Ontarians.  Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath demanded that the government stop the sell-off Hydro One after the Financial Accountability Officer’s (FAO) Report [Read more]

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

This week the Auditor General released her report on Winter Highway Maintenance.  The report said that the contracting out of highway maintenance services has led to a drastic decrease in services leaving roads unsalted and snow uncleared in the winter. My colleague and NDP Transportation Critic [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Bill 8 & Omnibus Bills

Mantha’s News from the Park : Bill 8 & Omnibus Bills

Last week in the legislature, New Democrats voted against Bill 8 due to the fact that it was an omnibus bill containing 11 pieces of legislation. Also one of the main concerns was that the Liberal government has been pushing time allocation on so many bills to prevent debate and ram bills through [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Lyme Disease Motion Passes

Mantha’s News from the Park : Lyme Disease Motion Passes

Thursday, November 27th, at Queen’s Park, I was joined by the Ontario Lyme Alliance and their national and regional counterparts to bring attention — and to deliver a call to action — on a serious public health policy matter.  The issue is the alarming increase in Lyme disease.  As [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Municipalities Attend AMO Conference

Mantha’s News from the Park : Municipalities Attend AMO Conference

This week the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) held their annual conference in London Ontario. Through AMO, Ontario’s 444 municipalities are able to work together on shared interests and concerns and enhance municipal government. I had the opportunity to attend many of the briefings [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : By-elections and Ring of Fire

Mantha’s News from the Park : By-elections and Ring of Fire

Last week more Ontarians went to the polls in two by-elections in Niagara Falls and Thornhill. The results: more and more voters are rejecting the same-old parties offering the same-old solutions.  Families across this province are feeling squeezed and this current liberal government has not been [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park – Bear Wise, MNR & MTO Issues

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park – Bear Wise, MNR & MTO Issues

Recently we have seen the Ministry of Natural Resources make some massive cuts to many of their programs, including the Bear Wise Program.  These cuts have down loaded the responsibility of wildlife management to local municipalities and police forces.  This has unfairly burdened others with the [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This week in the legislature the voices of many in Algoma-Manitoulin and across the north were heard.  For over a year I have been receiving calls from constituents requesting that the Ministry of Transportation change the definition of an Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) under the Highway Traffic Act [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

This week the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) held their annual “Meet the Miners” event at Queen’s Park.  This annual event is held to bring recognition to the importance of the mining sector in our province and inform politicians of the successes and challenges within the industry. Many [Read more]

Mantha’s Notes from the Park

Mantha’s Notes from the Park

Last week writs were issued for five by-elections in the electoral districts of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, London West, Ottawa South, Windsor-Tecumseh and Scarborough-Guildwood.  Premier Kathleen Wynne set the voting date for August 1st, the day before the long weekend.  The timing of these elections [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

ALGOMA-MANITOULIN, ON – The Ontario legislature has only been back a couple of weeks and already we’ve seen some significant changes. On Thursday September 6,th the NDP blocked a Liberal majority with an unprecedented win in the Kitchener-Waterloo by-election. Premier McGuinty engineered [Read more]

Mantha’s News From the Park – Forestry Industry Difficulties

Many moons ago, before being elected as your MPP, I worked with Cherokee Logging as a cut and skidder operator and as a sawmill worker with Gogama Forest Products. My family, along with many families and communities in the North relied solely on the forestry industry. During my time working in the [Read more]

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