Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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Letter from Andrea Horwath and MPP Joel Harden on Critical Triage Protocol

Andrea Horwath and I have written to Health Minister Christine Elliott asking her to immediately revoke the January 13 critical care triage protocol that was sent to hospitals, and consult disabi... More

Email Update: Building a mass movement for disability rights

You can now read our weekly COVID update following the link below. It includes my thoughts on how we can build a mass movement for disability rights by building bridges with our friends in the equi... More

Email Update: We must save lives and livelihoods

Our email update for this week is now out, and includes a lot of information on new rules and guidance under the provincial state of emergency - including what's allowed and not under the stay-at-h... More

Email Update #48

Our weekly COVID update is now available! It includes my thoughts on a government nowhere to be found in a time where COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising, as well as updates on schools, vac... More

Statement on Ottawa police accosting Black youth at gunpoint outside a local mall

QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Joel Harden and MPP Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) released the following statement in response to reports that approximately a dozen Ottawa police officers surrounded, detai... More

Email Update: 2020 in perspective

Our weekly (and final 2020) newsletter is now in your inbox. It includes my reflections on this past year and the lessons it taught us on caring for our neighbors and the planet.  There's also upda... More

Email Update: Shining a light on vaccine politics

Our weekly COVID update is now available to read. I discuss the major news around vaccines this week, including the vaccine politics of it all and the worries people with disabilities, adults with ... 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

Email Update: We need action, not just words, on disability rights

Our weekly COVID email update is now available. It includes my thoughts on what I and all other politicians across Ontario need to do for people with disabilities.  There are also updates on my wor... 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 statem... More