Michael Mantha

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Michael Mantha
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Algoma—Manitoulin
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Mike Brown
Personal details
Political party New Democrat
Spouse(s) Pauline
Children 2
Residence Elliot Lake, Ontario
Occupation Administrative assistant

Michael Mantha is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who was elected in 2011. He represents the riding of Algoma—Manitoulin.


Prior to his election, he was a staffer in the riding office of Carol Hughes, the federal Member of Parliament for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing. He lives in Elliot Lake, Ontario with his wife Pauline and their two sons.[1]


Mantha ran in the 2011 provincial election as the New Democratic candidate in the riding of Algoma—Manitoulin. He defeated Liberal incumbent Mike Brown by 4,188 votes.[2][3] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Craig Hughson by 7,668 votes.[4]

He is the party's critic for Northern Development and Mines and for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.[5]


  1. ^ Russell, Rosalind (October 4, 2011). "Provincial Election this Thursday - time to vote". Mid-North Monitor. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  3. ^ "NDP's Mantha wins Algoma-Manitoulin". Elliot Lake Standard. October 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ "General Election by District: Algoma-Manitoulin". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ Reevely, David (June 25, 2014). "Horwath sticks around, names NDP shadow cabinet". 

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