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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 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
March 16, 2020

Latest Updates on COVID-19

Friends,  With the global COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic, this can be a stressful time for us all. As governments from all levels work to coordinate their response, people in Ottawa are urged to ... More
March 4, 2020

NDP: Chronic under-funding of emergency services puts lives in danger

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPPs Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre), the Official Opposition’s Municipal Affairs critic, and Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) warned Doug Ford Wednesday that he risks putting lives in da... More