Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Seniors and Accessibility

Ford’s secret triage protocols troubling: NDP

HAMILTON AND OTTAWA — As hospitals continue to fill beyond capacity, the Ford government has issued a triage protocol to decide who will get life saving ventilator support, and who will not. ND... More

Letter to Minister Elliott re: Aqua Therapy

I wrote to the Minister of Health with an urgent appeal on behalf of Melanie Coughlin, a constituent who needs pool access for medically essential aquatherapy to manage her condition. People wi... More

Auditor highlights suffering in retirement homes

Official Opposition renews call for toothless regulatory body to be replaced  QUEEN’S PARK — A growing number of people who need the care of a nursing home are languishing in a retirement home – no... More

Statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

QUEEN’S PARK — Joel Harden, Ontario NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, and Lisa Gretzky, Ontario NDP critic for Community and Social Services, released the following st... More

Ontario NDP housing and home care plans empower people with disabilities

QUEEN’S PARK — The Ontario NDP’s new housing and home care policies will combine in an unprecedented way to improve the lives of millions of Ontarians with disabilities and their loved ones. Ho... More

Joel Harden demands Premier Ford to apologize to people on ODSP

It's time for Premier Ford to apologize to people on ODSP, most of whom can't work full-time, for telling them to "get a job" and restore their $100 per month benefit that he took away. Watch ... 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 investigat... More

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

Published on May 27, 2019 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 privat... More

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

  The Hon. Merrilee FullertonMinistry of Training, Colleges and UniversitiesMowat Block 3rd Floor, 900 Bay StreetToronto, ON M7A 1L2 March 29, 2019 Dear Minister Fullerton, Yesterday, you told Glo... More

Open Letter to Minister Cho

  Hon. Raymond Cho Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Frost Building South6th Floor7 Queen’s Park Cres.Toronto, ON M7A 1Y7   March 6, 2019 Dear Minister Cho, On Jan. 31, 2019, the Honourable D... More