Posts Tagged ‘News from the Park’

Families of Children with ASD Fill Ontario Legistlature

Families of Children with ASD Fill Ontario Legistlature

It has been an emotional week at Queen’s Park with families and concerned Ontarians descending on the legislature to condemn the Liberal government’s many reckless actions. This past Tuesday, families of children with Autism Spectrum disorder filled the legislature during question period. New [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This past week, the NDP has been holding the Liberal government’s feet to the fire on a number of issues. After promising better costs for seniors, it become clear that the Liberal government’s budget would nearly double the deductible on prescriptions for seniors and cause higher co-payments [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]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

Liberal scandal continued to dominate question period this week with public and opposition demanding answers from the Premier to come clean about her involvement in the Sudbury by-election talks. The NDP called on the Premier during Question Period this week to answer whether or not she briefed the [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Last week (Click to read last week’s column) we touched on an important Bill that New Democrats introduced titled Empowering Homecare Patients Act, 2015. This bill speaks to homecare recipients and their families across Ontario.  New Democrats also introduced Bill 87 Long-Term Care Homes [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha : Winter Highway Safety & #VibrantSeniors

MPP Michael Mantha : Winter Highway Safety & #VibrantSeniors

Here in Northern Ontario we know what winter driving is.  Many in Northern Ontario must drive daily in dangerous conditions, to and from work, taking our children to school and sports practices, driving to medical appointments and so on. Yet-many of those making decisions on how our winter roads [Read more]

News from the Park : Hydro Sell-Off, Education & Health Cuts and more

News from the Park : Hydro Sell-Off, Education & Health Cuts and more

This week legislature rose however the session was marked by chaos, Hydro One sell-off and criminal investigations. Opposition parties were on fire in the legislature debating the sell-off of Hydro One and the utter lack of respect for hard-working families in Ontario.  New Democrats held several [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 : Hydro Costs

Mantha’s News from the Park : Hydro Costs

Day after day, week after week, without a doubt the number one concern raised in our offices is the skyrocketing cost of hydro.  Absolutely nothing has been done since this Liberal government was given a majority mandate to alleviate the crippling costs of hydro on hardworking families across this [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Healthcare & Gov’t Accountability

Mantha’s News from the Park : Healthcare & Gov’t Accountability

In Northern Ontario we know all too well the challenges we face with access to healthcare.  Many have to travel long distances for care, and at a time when there seems to be continuous cuts to services, and wasted millions it becomes extremely frustrating. This week my colleague and NDP Health [Read more]

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – The legislature returned this week to turmoil and scandals once again.  The present liberal government is embroiled in three separate OPP investigations for Ornge, Gas Plants email deletions, and the recent Sudbury bribery scandal. Thursday, minutes before question [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]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Many families across the province are winding down after summer holidays and getting back into the fall routine, but I am reminded that this week is Legion week. This year more than 400 Legion branches throughout Ontario including those across Algoma-Manitoulin and northern Ontario will be making [Read more]

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