Michael Mantha made his name defending jobs and supporting Northern families.
Before joining the NDP, Michael worked with the United Steelworkers and helped displaced workers access necessary social services and training. He works with MP Carol Hughes as a constituency assistant based in Elliot Lake, focussed on resolving issues for constituents and improving life in his community.
Michael believes that the people of Algoma Manitoulin deserve leadership they can be proud of and a government they can trust to represent their hopes for the future.
Celia Ross has proven experience in everything that makes the Sault great – its arts, its industry, its people.
During her 12-year tenure as President, Celia led Algoma University to full university status, bringing stability, prosperity, and new students. Once elected, she will continue working overtime on increasing, expanding, and enriching our local employment base, with focus on the creative knowledge-based industries that today’s workforce deserves.
For 18 years, Paul Loewenberg has been central to downtown Subdury’s revitalization, as 12-year Director of the Northern Lights Festival, manager of the Townehouse Tavern and the Laughing Buddha, and active volunteer with the Downtown Sudbury Marketing Committee and the Arts and Culture Advisory Panel.
He is committed to getting the HST off our homes’ hydro and heating, and ending gouging price at the gas pump. He knows that the north is where the natural resources of the north need to stay. And he believes, like his community, in real investments in front-line healthcare.
France Gélinas is a resident of the City of Greater Sudbury, a health care professional and community leader. She and her spouse Keith Harris have three children and seven grand children.
France is a trained and licensed physiotherapist. She started her career in Sudbury at Laurentian Hospital, now part of Sudbury Regional Hospital. After graduating from Laurentian University with a Masters in Business Administration, she became a health care administrator. During the last eleven years France worked as the Executive Director of the Community Health Centre in Sudbury.
John Vanthof and his wife Ria have owned and operated a dairy and crop farm outside of Earlton Ontario since 1984. The Vanthofs have four children, Stephanie, Alex, Dana and Vicky.
John’s public service career started with his election to the Temiskaming Dairy Producer Committee on which he has served for more than 20 years including several years as Chair. In 2004, John was elected for a four-year term to the Board of Dairy Farmers of Ontario, a marketing organization with over $1 billion in annual sales. John was DFO Director when Thornloe Cheese was threatened with closure and he played a key role in its rebirth.
Gilles Bisson is a devoted father, grandfather and MPP.
Since he was first elected in 1990, Bisson has championed many causes and developed a reputation for being a tireless working MPP. He was instrumental in exposing the water crisis in First Nation communities like Kashechewan, and fought to save forestry and mining jobs in the north.