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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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December 3, 2019

NDP statements on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities statement from NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities QUEEN’S PARK — Joel Harden, Ontario NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons... More
December 3, 2019

NDP calls on Ford to fix Ottawa LRT mess

QUEEN’S PARK – Ottawa Centre NDP MPP Joel Harden called on the Ford government during question period Monday to help fix the problems plaguing phase one of the Ottawa LRT.  Since the LRT’s launch i... More
November 28, 2019

NDP Seniors critic asks Ford government to investigate retirement homes barring relatives’ visits

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP’s critic for Seniors, Joel Harden, has sent the following open letter to Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho, calling on the Minister to initiate an investig... More