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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.

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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April 8, 2020

COVID Update: Wed, Apr 8

Here are today’s new developments: Canada’s emergency wage subsidy — criticized by small business owners for not giving help to a wide enough range of employers — will expand its eligibility crite... More
April 7, 2020

COVID Update: Tues, Apr 7

Friends,  Here are today’s new developments: After a contentious order by Trump to halt exports of N95 respirators to Canada, Minnesota-based medical mask manufacturer 3M struck an agreement with... More
April 6, 2020

COVID Update: Mon, Apr 6

Friends,  Below is an update on what has happened in the province and country today, and what we are pushing for as your official opposition caucus.  Here are today’s new developments:   Canadians... More