Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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COVID Update: Thurs, Apr 9

Friends,  Here are today’s new developments: Statistics Canada released stark job numbers today, reporting Canada lost more than one million jobs in March.  Ontario lost about 403,000 jobs i... More

COVID Update: Wed, Apr 8

Here are today’s new developments: Canada’s emergency wage subsidy — criticized by small business owners for not giving help to a wide enough range of employers — will expand its eligibility crite... More

COVID Update: Tues, Apr 7

Friends,  Here are today’s new developments: After a contentious order by Trump to halt exports of N95 respirators to Canada, Minnesota-based medical mask manufacturer 3M struck an agreement with... More

COVID Update: Mon, Apr 6

Friends,  Below is an update on what has happened in the province and country today, and what we are pushing for as your official opposition caucus.  Here are today’s new developments:   Canadians... More

Latest Updates on COVID-19

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