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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

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

Ford government announcement offers no real commitment to enforcing accessibility: NDP critic for Accessibility

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP’s critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harden, made the following statement in response to this morning’s Ford government announcement on accessibilit... More

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

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

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

Ford government’s e-scooter pilot fails to consider concerns from disability community

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), made the following statement in response to the Ford government’s announcement Wednesday ... More

Ottawa Centre MPP announces bill to proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month

QUEEN’S PARK – Joel Harden, NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre and NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, held a press conference Monday to announce his private member’s bill to proclai... More

New Ottawa Hunger Report shows impact of Ford’s cuts to social assistance

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, said the Ottawa Food Bank’s 2019 Hunger Report shows just how much Doug Ford’s cuts to social assistance and failure to invest in affordab... More

Ford’s hospital cuts creating ‘code zero’ ambulance crisis in Ottawa and Hamilton: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — Ottawa Centre NDP MPP Joel Harden and the NDP MPP for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, Sandy Shaw, raised the issue of a ‘code zero’ shortage of available ambulances in Ottawa and Hami... More