Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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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

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

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

LTC Commission transcript shows governments' abandonment of LTC workers

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), Homelessness and Anti-Poverty critic Rima Berns-McGown (Beaches—East York) and Tenant Rights critic Suze Morrison (Toronto Centre) re... More

Harden wants legislature recalled immediately

OTTAWA - NDP MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) is echoing the call from Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath for Doug Ford to recall the legislature immediately:“Daily COVID-19 case counts i... More

Statement on Ottawa police accosting Black youth at gunpoint outside a local mall

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) and Ontario NDP Anti-Racism Critic and Black Caucus Chair Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) released the following statement in response to repor... More

Email Update: 2020 in perspective

Our weekly (and final 2020) newsletter is now in your inbox. It includes my reflections on this past year and the lessons it taught us on caring for our neighbors and the planet.  There's also upda... More

Email Update: Shining a light on vaccine politics

Our weekly COVID update is now available to read. I discuss the major news around vaccines this week, including the vaccine politics of it all and the worries people with disabilities, adults with ... More

Auditor highlights suffering in retirement homes

Official Opposition renews call for toothless regulatory body to be replaced  QUEEN’S PARK — A growing number of people who need the care of a nursing home are languishing in a retirement home – no... More

Email Update: We need action, not just words, on disability rights

Our weekly COVID email update is now available. It includes my thoughts on what I and all other politicians across Ontario need to do for people with disabilities.  There are also updates on my wor... More