Government of Ontario

Joel Harden

MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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Joel Harden is your MPP for Ottawa Centre and member of Ontario's official opposition. 

He is an educator, a community organizer, a writer, and a father of two young children. He is a proud Ottawa Centre resident who has spent a lifetime advocating for social and environmental justice.

Joel's parliamentary roles include sitting on the Standing Committee on Social Policy, and the Official Opposition Critic for Seniors, Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities.

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February 26, 2021

Email Update: It's time for Voula's Law

Our weekly COVID update is now out, highlighting why the Ontario Legislature needs to pass Voula's law next week.  There are also updates on provincial and municipal vaccine updates, election finan... More
February 19, 2021

Email Update #54

Our weekly email update includes my reflections from the first week at the Ontario Legislature, following the Premier's attacks on Andrea Horwath and our need to stand strong against misogyny - in ... More
February 18, 2021

MPP Harden presents motion to protect rights of Ontario families to visit loved ones in care

OTTAWA – Ontarians have a right to visit and advocate for their family members in care, and the Ford government must ensure that right is protected, said MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre)... More