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New Ottawa Hunger Report shows impact of Ford’s cuts to social assistance

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, said the Ottawa Food Bank’s 2019 Hunger Report shows just how much Doug Ford’s cuts to social assistance and failure to invest in affordab... More

Ford’s hospital cuts creating ‘code zero’ ambulance crisis in Ottawa and Hamilton: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — Ottawa Centre NDP MPP Joel Harden and the NDP MPP for Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, Sandy Shaw, raised the issue of a ‘code zero’ shortage of available ambulances in Ottawa and Hami... More

Proper funding for long-term care, not cuts, protect seniors with dementia: NDP

QUEEN'S PARK -- The Ontario NDP critic for Seniors, Joel Harden, and the critic for Long-Term Care, Teresa Armstrong, released this joint statement following the Ford government's announcement on ... More

Letter to Min. Lecce on Elmdale Public School Construction

Hon. Stephen LecceMinister of Education5th Floor, 438 University AvenueToronto, ONM5G 2K8 Re: Elmdale Public School Construction Dear Minister Lecce,Let me begin by congratulating you on your new a... More

Letter to Mayor Watson, Re: City Planning Decisions

  July 10, 2019 Dear Mayor Watson,  I am writing to appeal to you to request that any members of Council who have taken campaign donations from executives at Larco Development Group or Regional Gr... More

Register Now for Our Seniors' Town Hall

Registration is now open for our August town hall. Join us on August 16 at The Good Companions Seniors’ Centre. We will be discussing how we can build an age-friendly province and city, and addres... More

NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre calls on Ford to implement recommendations from AODA third review

QUEEN’S PARK — The Ontario NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), held a press conference today to introduce his private member’s motion, which cal... More

Ford makes deep cuts to programs that promote healthy living for seniors

OTTAWA — NDP critic for Seniors’ Affairs, Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), released the following statement: "Doug Ford and the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho are making deep cuts o... More

NDP opposes Ford cutting five eastern Ontario public health units down to one

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPPs Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) and Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) said Doug Ford’s scheme to collapse five eastern Ontario Public Health Units into a single, massive uni... More

NDP: Ford eliminating Ottawa Tourism funding a harsh blow to city’s economy

NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, released the following statement in response to news that the Ford government is cutting the provincial share of funding to Ottawa Tourism: QUEEN’S PARK — “D... More