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Joel Harden

MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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Joel Harden is your MPP for Ottawa Centre and member of 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.

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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January 18, 2021

Ford’s secret triage protocols troubling: NDP

HAMILTON AND OTTAWA — As hospitals continue to fill beyond capacity, the Ford government has issued a triage protocol to decide who will get life saving ventilator support, and who will not. ND... More
January 15, 2021

Email Update: We must save lives and livelihoods

Our email update for this week is now out, and includes a lot of information on new rules and guidance under the provincial state of emergency - including what's allowed and not under the stay-at-h... More
January 8, 2021

Email Update: A Government at Sea

Our weekly COVID update is now available! It includes my thoughts on a government nowhere to be found in a time where COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising, as well as updates on schools, vac... More