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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

Ford’s first budget hurts residents of Ottawa

OTTAWA — NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, said that Doug Ford’s first budget’s cuts to housing and municipal transit transfers will do a lot of damage to Ottawa. “Across Ontario, we were exp... More

People with disabilities come to Queen's Park for day-long town hall on accessibility

People share frustrations with Ontario’s slow progress on accessibility targets QUEEN’S PARK — People with disabilities are travelling from across the province to the Ontario Legislature on Wednesd... More

Ford government must stop cut to Elder Abuse Ontario: NDP Seniors’ Affairs critic

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Joel Harden, critic for Accessibility, Persons with Disabilities and Seniors’ Affairs, today asked the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, Raymond Cho, to fight Finance M... More

Open Letter to Minister Fullerton on Accessibility Services for Post-Secondary Students

Dear Minister Fullerton, Yesterday, you told Global News that you would “have to double check” whether or not accessibility and disability services will be deemed mandatory fees under your governme... More