Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

In the Legislature

Our office is always working hard to bring the issues Ottawa Centre residents care about to the Ontario Legislature. Here is a list of what Joel has proposed in the legislature: 

Motion 129: Voula's Law

Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should provide clear direction to operators that the Trespass to Property Act does not permit them to issue trespass notices to exclude substitute decision makers and guests of the occupants of retirement homes, long-term care homes, and other congregate care accommodations when they raise concerns about their loved ones’ living conditions.

Status: Passed

Motion 126: Municipal Misconduct 

Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Ford government should, after consulting with the public and municipalities, table legislation that gives municipal councils the ability to institute measures to remove members of council who have been found guilty of serious acts of misconduct, including sexual misconduct.

Status: Tabled 

Motion 111: Paid Sick Days

Text: That, in the opinion of this House, as part of its COVID-19 response strategy, the Ford Government should implement a provincial paid sick days program accessible to everyone not covered by the Federal Government’s paid sick leave program.

Status: Tabled

Motion 86: Reforming ADP

Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should reform the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to better meet the needs of people with disabilities, including by mandating, funding and enforcing timely access to assistive devices, and repairs to assistive devices.

Status: Tabled 

Motion 60: Taking Action on Accessibility (Onley Report Recommendations)

Text: That, in the opinion of this House, the Government of Ontario should release a plan of action on accessibility in response to David Onley’s review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act that includes, but is not limited to, a commitment to implement new standards for the built environment, stronger enforcement of the Act, accessibility training for design professionals, and an assurance that public money is never again used to create new accessibility barriers.

Status: Debated and defeated

Bill 149: An Act to Proclaim Dyslexia Awareness Month

About: The Bill proclaims the month of October in each year as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Read the full text of the bill here

Status: Tabled