Here for Algoma–Manitoulin
Michael Mantha is the Official Opposition Critic for Natural Resources, Mines, Ring of Fire.
Representing Algoma-Manitoulin since 2011, Michael has worked on many important bills and championed many important issues for families and northern communities.
Whether it is about increasing access to Lyme Disease treatment or pushing for broadband access in the region, Michael is always there.
He is a strong advocate for the maintenance and upkeep of Northern Ontario roads and fights every day to bring better public services to Algoma-Manitoulin families.
Over his decade long service, he has earned a long-standing reputation for solid service and accessibility in helping hundreds of constituents with their issues and concerns, and is well known for being approachable and hands on within the communities across his vast riding.
Michael has a track record of always bringing back the development and well-being of the North in everything he does in the Legislature.
The Ford government needs to make northern highways safer: NDP
QUEEN’S PARK – As a third winter storm hits northern Ontario closing Highway 11, NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk—James Bay) asked the Ford government why northern highways were being ignored again.
“In Hearst this morning,” said Bourgouin on Thursday, “trucks were lined up for 67 kilometres after...
Auditor General report confirms some drivers pay more based on where they live, not how they drive
Ontario drivers pay the highest rates in the country despite having a lower rate of injuries than most provinces
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Auto Insurance critic Tom Rakocevic (Humber River-Black Creek) is once again calling on the Ford government to end the harmful practice of auto insurance postal code...
NDP demands transparency from Ford and Metrolinx on devastating Eglinton LRT delays
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP GTA Issues critic Bhutila Karpoche and Toronto-St. Paul’s NDP MPP Jill Andrew are demanding transparency from the Ford government on the repeated Eglinton Crosstown LRT delays that have been devastating for local businesses and residents.
In September, Metrolinx announced that the...
West: Doug Ford should get out of the way of workers’ protected rights
QUEEN’S PARK - Following Doug Ford’s wage-capping Bill 124 being struck down by the Ontario courts, Ontario NDP Labour critic MPP Jamie West (Sudbury) spoke during Question Period, asking Doug Ford to respect Justice Koehnen’s decision declaring Bill 124 unconstitutional.
“The Ontario Superior Court...
Niagara Escarpment environmental protections must be upheld: NDP
NIAGARA – The NDP’s Niagara area MPPs are calling on the Ford government to provide the funding and oversight needed to uphold environmental protections of the Niagara Escarpment.
Their call comes after the Auditor General’s 2022 Report found that the Niagara Escarpment has been virtually stripped of...
NDP Commemorates World AIDS Day
QUEEN’S PARK – Kristyn Wong-Tam, 2SLGBTQ+ Issues critic, released the following statement to mark World AIDS Day:
“At its core, World AIDS Day is about public health and social justice. As with every pandemic, HIV/AIDS spreads along lines of marginalization, including race, class, gender and sexual...
Ford government blocks review of former PC MPP Jeremy Roberts’ appointment
QUEEN’S PARK — Former PC MPP Jeremy Roberts is the latest appointee on the growing list of government appointment candidates that the standing committee will not have the opportunity to review. In response, NDP Deputy Leader Doly Begum is raising concerns about the lack of transparency and due process for...
Statement from Sudbury MPP on Ontario’s McIntyre Powder apology
QUEEN’S PARK — Jamie West, NDP MPP for Sudbury, has been working with former mine workers and affected family members to secure an apology from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to the 25,000 Ontario mine workers who were forced to breathe ‘McIntyre Aluminum Powder.’ West made the following statement after...
NDP Child Care critic urges government to address workforce crisis on National Day of Action
QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Child Care Critic Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale – High Park) is urging the Ford government to address the child care workforce shortage by passing her bill to establish an Early Years and Child Care Workforce Advisory Commission.
At a press conference organized by the Ontario Coalition for...
NDP: Ottawa LRT Inquiry shows Ford must stop pursuing P3 infrastructure
OTTAWA – NDP MPPs Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) and Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West-Nepean) released the following statement in response to the release of the final report of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Public Inquiry:
“Today the people of Ottawa finally got the answers they are owed about who and what is...
Ford turning his back on environment, vulnerable communities: NDP
Auditor General’s report reveals inaction on flooding risks, vaccine inequity
QUEEN’S PARK — Interim Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns said it’s shameful that Doug Ford has left Ontarians less healthy and less safe by turning his back on his environmental responsibilities and on vulnerable communities...
MPP Gretzky: Ojibway National Urban Park one step closer to becoming reality for Windsor-Essex
WINDSOR – Ojibway National Urban Park is one step closer to becoming reality after a motion was passed in the Ontario Legislature today to consider integrating the Ojibway Provincial Prairie Reserve with the adjoining lands to ramp up the process for creating a cohesive national urban park in Windsor-Essex.