Government of Ontario

Joel Harden

MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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Joel Harden is your MPP for Ottawa Centre and member Ontario's official opposition. 

He is an educator, a community organizer, a writer, and a father of two young children. He is a proud Ottawa Centre resident who has spent a lifetime advocating for social and environmental justice.

At the Ontario legislature, Joel's parliamentary roles include sitting on the Standing Committee on Social Policy, and the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors, Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities.  

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November 20, 2019

New Ottawa Hunger Report shows impact of Ford’s cuts to social assistance

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, said the Ottawa Food Bank’s 2019 Hunger Report shows just how much Doug Ford’s cuts to social assistance and failure to invest in affordab... More
October 29, 2019

Ford’s hospital cuts creating ‘code zero’ ambulance crisis in Ottawa and Hamilton: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — Ottawa Centre NDP MPP Joel Harden and the NDP MPP for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, Sandy Shaw, raised the issue of a ‘code zero’ shortage of available ambulances in Ottawa and Hami... More
September 18, 2019

Proper funding for long-term care, not cuts, protect seniors with dementia: NDP

QUEEN'S PARK -- The Ontario NDP critic for Seniors, Joel Harden, and the critic for Long-Term Care, Teresa Armstrong, released this joint statement following the Ford government's announcement on ... More