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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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December 2, 2020

Joel Harden calls on Ford to allow municipalities to remove councillors found guilty of serious misconduct

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Joel Harden has tabled a motion calling on the Ford government to provide city councils in Ontario with the ability to remove councillors found guilty of serious misconduct, incl... More
December 1, 2020

Joel Harden demands Ford stop withholding COVID-fighting funds for Ottawa

Joel Harden demands Ford stop withholding COVID-fighting funds for Ottawa   QUEEN’S PARK –  Doug Ford needs to release the $9 billion in funds for fighting COVI... More
November 27, 2020

Email Update: Ottawa should evict Rick Chiarelli (not Alison Trowbridge)

Our weekly COVID email update is now available. It includes my thoughts on the disgraceful actions of Rick Chiarelli and how we must demand from more politics.  There are also updates and my though... More