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Proper funding for long-term care, not cuts, protect seniors with dementia: NDP

QUEEN'S PARK -- The Ontario NDP critic for Seniors, Joel Harden, and the critic for Long-Term Care, Teresa Armstrong, released this joint statement following the Ford government's announcement on ... More

Letter to Min. Lecce on Elmdale Public School Construction

Hon. Stephen LecceMinister of Education5th Floor, 438 University AvenueToronto, ONM5G 2K8 Re: Elmdale Public School Construction Dear Minister Lecce,Let me begin by congratulating you on your new a... More

Letter to Mayor Watson, Re: City Planning Decisions

  July 10, 2019 Dear Mayor Watson,  I am writing to appeal to you to request that any members of Council who have taken campaign donations from executives at Larco Development Group or Regional Gr... More

Register Now for Our Seniors' Town Hall

Registration is now open for our August town hall. Join us on August 16 at The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre. We will be discussing how we can build an age-friendly province and city, and addres... More

NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre calls on Ford to implement recommendations from AODA third review

QUEEN’S PARK — The Ontario NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), held a press conference today to introduce his private member’s motion, which cal... More

Ford makes deep cuts to programs that promote healthy living for seniors

OTTAWA — NDP critic for Seniors’ Affairs, Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), released the following statement: "Doug Ford and the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho are making deep cuts o... More

NDP opposes Ford cutting five eastern Ontario public health units down to one

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPPs Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) and Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) said Doug Ford’s scheme to collapse five eastern Ontario Public Health Units into a single, massive uni... More

NDP: Ford eliminating Ottawa Tourism funding a harsh blow to city’s economy

NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, released the following statement in response to news that the Ford government is cutting the provincial share of funding to Ottawa Tourism: QUEEN’S PARK — “D... More

Register now for our June Town Hall on Education

We want to hear about how changes to education are affecting you and your family. Come to our June town hall, where we will be discussing the future of public education in Ontario and how what kin... More

Ottawa’s 300 expected teacher lay-offs show Ford cutting budget on backs of kids

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, said Wednesday's news that more than 300 public school teachers and about 40 early childhood educators may lose their jobs at the Ottawa-C... More