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NOP Holding Executive Board Election at AGM

NOP Holding Executive Board Election at AGM

The Northern Ontario Party is proud to announce that we will be hosting an Executive Board Election at our AGM on the weekend of August 12th to 14th. The vote will be to affirm or negate positions on our executive board and will be held on August 13th . Once the results are read, The [Read more]

MPP Michael Gravelle Reflects on 2016

MPP Michael Gravelle Reflects on 2016

This time of year it’s important to pause for reflection. When I look back over the last year, I’m proud of what the Ontario government has accomplished on behalf of Northern Ontario. A year ago, our government released a refreshed Mineral Development Strategy which is guiding us as we navigate [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]

Let’s be heard on broadband for the North (link to questionnaire incl.)

Let’s be heard on broadband for the North (link to questionnaire incl.)

The problems with internet connectivity in Northern Ontario are well documented and it is ironic that this revolutionary technology, which could level the geographic playing field, is so difficult to provide in rural and remote areas.   From simple quality of life issues to the best opportunity [Read more]

Mantha’s News form the Park

Mantha’s News form the Park

The week has been a busy week back in the riding. I have held numerous constituency clinics and met with many folks.  People are gearing up for the holidays with their loved ones and attending many local holiday events and craft shows. Back at Queen’s Park the gas plant scandal has resurfaced. [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]

Letter to the Editor : CN Management of ACR Leaving Northerners & Tourists Unable To Winterize?

Letter to the Editor : CN Management of ACR Leaving Northerners & Tourists Unable To Winterize?

Profit Motive Will Be CN’S Epitaph The announcement by CN Rail not to operate a special passenger train service along the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) to help property owners winterize their dwellings from damage, nor to permit a one-off hi-rail vehicle on the line for the same purpose, shows [Read more]

News from the Park : Hydro Secrets

News from the Park : Hydro Secrets

Northerners can’t get a break from their rising hydro bills.  Whether you are trying to stay warm in the winter or cool in the summer, the bills continue to skyrocket. Tens of thousands of Ontarians signed petitions, demonstrated at Queen’s Park and across the province, joined Facebook groups, [Read more]

FONOM Message Delivered At State of the North Summit

FONOM Message Delivered At State of the North Summit

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) participated in Ontario’s first ever State of the North Summit hosted by The Empire Club of Canada on April 2, 2015 in Toronto. The event, which consisted of expert panelists representing industry, municipal and First [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Public Assets Sales Referendum & Hunting Season

Mantha’s News from the Park : Public Assets Sales Referendum & Hunting Season

Today New Democrats announced they would call for a referendum to approve sale of public assets in the upcoming legislative session. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath put the Liberals on notice that any sale of OLG, LCBO, Hydro One or OPG will have to be put to a referendum.  We believe our public assets [Read more]

Statement by Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha : Budget & Spring Election

Statement by Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha : Budget & Spring Election

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – “Today New Democrats made it clear that we have lost confidence in the Liberals and their endless waste. The Liberal budget is a desperate attempt to distract Ontarians from the countless scandals by making promises we know they won’t keep. “People in Algoma-Manitoulin [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]

Mantha’s Notes from the Park: BUDGET 2013

Mantha’s Notes from the Park: BUDGET 2013

When Ontarians elected a minority government in 2011 they sent a clear message they want their politicians to get results. It’s why New Democrats were crystal clear when we put forward our proposals for this budget. Ontarians deserve some real, achievable change. They want some confidence that [Read more]

FONOM Executive Holds ‘Full and Frank, Candid’ Meetings with Premier and Ministers

FONOM Executive Holds ‘Full and Frank, Candid’ Meetings with Premier and Ministers

Alan Spacek, Mayor of Kapuskasing, and President of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), expressed his satisfaction with a high level meeting held with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Cabinet Members Zimmer, Orazetti, Gravelle, Jeffrey, Murray and Parliamentary Assistant to the [Read more]

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