Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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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

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

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

Email Update: Paid sick days are a step towards racial justice

Click here to read our weekly newsletter, now available in your inbox. In it, I highlight the need for paid sick days for workers and how providing these are a step towards racial justice.  There a... More

Ford hurting Ontario’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 with ODSP download to cities

OTTAWA –  Doug Ford is going after Ontario’s most vulnerable people during this pandemic by downloading ODSP onto cities, said NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harde... More

Harden calls for investigation into alleged vaccine queue-jumping in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Joel Harden, NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, released the following statement in response to allegations about vaccine queue-jumping at a local retirement home revealed by an Ottawa Citizen rep... More

Letter to Minister Elliott on Vaccines for People with Disabilities

Today, my colleague MPP France Gelinas (Official Opposition Critic for Health) wrote the Minister Christine Elliott asking what the government's plan is to vaccine people with disabilities. Read th... More

Email Update: "Wreck-onciliation" at City Hall

Our weekly email update is now in your inbox, with my thoughts on development projects at city hall and how we need to consider our commitments to reconciliation when making decisions.  There's als... More

Email Update: Bell, let’s talk about how you profit from prisoners and their families

Our weekly email update is now available, with my thoughts on what Bell Canada can do to stop profiting off prisoners and their families.  There also updates on school re-openings, new restrictions... More

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