The fall of 2020 has seen Michael Mantha begin his tenth consecutive year as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Algoma-Manitoulin, being re-elected three times since 2011. Michael has a proven record as a strong voice for rural healthcare, safe road conditions, northern jobs and economic development plus affordability for northerners. Throughout his career Michael has worked hard for northern workers and improving the lives of northern families. He serves as Critic for Northern Development and for Tourism.
Michael is a born and bred Northerner, spending his lifetime working on a wide variety of jobs in the broader Northern region, having lived and worked in the same communities that he now represents. Like his fellow Northerners, he beams with pride when sharing with colleagues and guests his love for Algoma-Manitoulin, one of the most amazing places to live in all of Canada. But he also understands the limitations and realities Northerners face. As MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, Michael is committed to improving day-to-day life for Northern Ontarians.
As an MPP, he has introduced several important pieces of legislation including: removal of the HST from home heating bills; updating regulations to reflect technological progress standards for ATVs; a bill to ensure grandparent rights are considered in matters of child custody; legislation to require that all ore from Ontario mines be processed within the province; and his Private Member’s Bill which received unanimous consent calling on the Province to develop an integrated strategy to battle Lyme disease in Ontario.
Michael is well regarded by his legislative colleagues of all party stripes for his compassion, commitment, sense of fair play and unpredictable “joie de vivre”. Michael’s face and handshake are well known all across the riding as he enjoys meeting people where they live, work and play; talking with constituents at the multitude of events held throughout the riding year round.