Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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Joel Harden demands Ford stop withholding COVID-fighting funds for Ottawa

Joel Harden demands Ford stop withholding COVID-fighting funds for Ottawa   QUEEN’S PARK –  Doug Ford needs to release the $9 billion in funds for fighting COVI... More

Email Update: Ottawa should evict Rick Chiarelli (not Alison Trowbridge)

Our weekly COVID email update is now available. It includes my thoughts on the disgraceful actions of Rick Chiarelli and how we must demand from more politics.  There are also updates and my though... More

Email Update: Fighting COVID19 means protecting people, not profits

Our weekly COVID email update is out! In it, I write about how to properly fight COVID-19, we must protect vulnerable people and the workers who care for them, not protect for-profit long-term care... 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

Email Update: Everyone deserves a home they can afford

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox! In it, I share our new housing plan and why we desperately need this in Ottawa. There are also updates on the new provincial COVID-19 framework, COVID ... More

Email Update: Prayers for America, but let's avoid smug Canadian patriotism

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox, on a new Saturday morning time. It is titled "Prayers for America, but let's avoid smug Canadian patriotism". There are also updates and my thoughts on... More

Open Letter to Charles McVety

November 2, 2020 Dear Mr. McVety, In December 2018, I received an invitation to your Christmas Celebration, and started on a response that was never finished. In light of recent events, I thought i... More

NDP responds to Extendicare Starwood being put under The Ottawa Hospital management

OTTAWA — NDP MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement in response to an order for Extendicare Starwood to come under the temporary management of The Ottawa Hospital as it ... More

Email Update: Renouncing hate and embracing our neighbours

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox! It includes my thoughts on Premier Ford rewarding his friend Charles McVety, someone who has said hateful, homophobic, transphobic and Islamophpobic th... More

Roberts votes to keep profits in long-term care after horrors at local homes

OTTAWA — With Extendicare West End Villa still in active COVID-19 outbreak, Jeremy Roberts, Conservative MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, helped defeat an NDP motion Tuesday aimed at better ... More