Incumbent Algoma-Manitoulin Member of Provincial Parliament, New Democrat, Mike Mantha, will be challenged by two new candidates from the mainstream parties.

With the election just over 46 days away, Little Current businessman, Jib Turner, was appointed as candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin by Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party leader Doug Ford.

Turner is a fifth-generation owner of Turners of Little Current and has been a long-time member of the PCs.

And, Tommy Lee, will be the Northern Ontario Party (NOP) candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin in the provincial elections taking place June 7.
Party President, born, raised, and residing in the central Algoma area, Lee will push a platform to make Northern Ontario a power in its own right.

Mantha, the incumbent, was first elected in 2011.