Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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NDP statement on the verdict in the trial of Const. Daniel Montsion, accused of manslaughter in the death of Abdirahman Abdi

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement along with the Ontario NDP Black Caucus and NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre Joel Harden, in response to Ottawa Po... More

Ford must strengthen whistleblower protection for health care workers: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — Doug Ford needs to honour the courage of personal support workers (PSWs) who are speaking out to protect seniors and residents in long-term care by putting decent whistle... More

Email Update: From Abdirahman Adbi to Anthony Aust: we must end police violence in Ottawa

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox! It includes my reflections on the issues around police violence in our city as we prepare for the Abdirahman Abdi verdict next week, as well as OPH upd... More

NDP to deliver better quality of care, quality of life for aging Ottawa residents


Email Update: Being thankful in tough times

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox! It includes my reflections on being thankful for the many privileges we have in these tough times, as well as updates on the new restrictions announced... More

Email Update: We must protect our most vulnerable in the second wave

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox! It includes my reflections on how we can support members of our community who are facing food insecurity during this second wave, through the incredibl... More

MPP Harden calls on Ford for urgent help to stop growing COVID-19 crisis in Ottawa

OTTAWA -  NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, said Doug Ford needs to act now after Ottawa’s Chief Medical Officer said Friday that the city’s health care system is in crisis, with hospitals an... More

NDP statement on National Seniors Day

QUEEN’S PARK - NDP critic for Seniors, Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) made the following statement on National Seniors Day 2020: "Seniors are our parents, grandparents, friends and family.  They take ... More

MPP Harden tables motion for made-in-Ontario paid sick days for all

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) tabled a motion in the Legislature on Tuesday that would provide paid sick days for every worker in Ontario, permanently.    Harden sa... More

As lab capacity runs short, NDP demands public health boost

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP is calling for urgent investment to expand public health lab capacity, as a leaked memo reveals that COVID-19 tests might be rationed province-wide due to a lack of lab capac... More