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COVID Update #35: To keep everyone safe, we need paid sick days NOW

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox! As more restrictions are placed on residents and businesses, including Ottawa Public Health imposing a $5,000 fine, we know more than ever how importan... More

NDP plan for jobs and financial security will support working people in Ottawa

NDP plan for jobs and financial security will support working people in Ottawa OTTAWA – NDP MPP Joel Harden held a press conference Friday in Ottawa to discuss the Save Main Street: A Plan ... More

Ford must provide PPE for workers at West End Villa now: NDP

Ford must provide PPE for workers at West End Villa now: NDP   QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario NDP continues to press the Ford government to support all workers at We... More

COVID Update #34: Challenging government spin in a second wave of COVID19

Our weekly COVID update is now in your inbox! This update includes a reflection on the past week at the Ontario Legislature where I heard nothing but government spin, while students and parents in... More

Eight-hour waits for COVID-19 testing in Ottawa region shows Ford’s failure

La version française suit Eight-hour waits for COVID-19 testing in Ottawa region shows Ford’s failure QUEEN’S PARK – Doug Ford’s failure to plan for a second-wave of COVID-19 is leaving people in t... More

Ford’s lack of funding leaves deaf child in Ottawa without classroom interpreter

Ford’s lack of funding leaves deaf child in Ottawa without classroom interpreter QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), the NDP’s critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, sa... More

COVID Update #33: Let’s save small business

Our weekly COVID update is now in your mailbox! This week I am reflecting on what we are hearing from small business owners across the province who are in desperate need of support from this gove... More

COVID-19 cases in Ottawa schools should be wake-up call to Doug Ford

La version française suit  COVID-19 cases in Ottawa schools should be wake-up call to Doug Ford OTTAWA – NDP MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) released the following statement after five Ottawa schoo... More

Letter to Minister Lecce re: Students w/ Disabilities

My colleagues Marit Stiles (MPP for Davenport, Official Opposition Critic for Education) and Monique Taylor (MPP for Hamilton Mountain, Official Opposition Critic for Children & Youth Services)... More

MPP Harden says long-term care public inquiry critical for Ottawa

QUEEN’S PARK - Ottawa Centre NDP MPP Joel Harden asked the Ford government to call a public inquiry into the state of long-term care during question period Tuesday, following several tragedies in t... More