Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Updates

Government's triage protocol needs public consultation and must respect disability rights

QUEEN’S PARK –  Offocial Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and MPP Joel Harden said that as ICUs struggle to provide care for a rising number of people in critical condition, the provincial governme... More

Government's triage protocol needs public consultation and must respect disability rights

QUEEN’S PARK –  Offocial Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and MPP Joel Harden said that as ICUs struggle to provide care for a rising number of people in critical condition, the provincial governme... More

COVID Update #61: Why does an ICU doctor do media interviews?

  Like many of you, I was shaken by CBC’s interview with Dr. Michael Warner last weekend, head of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Michael Garron Hospital.  “Four floors below me”, he sai... More

COVID Update #60: We must look after each other as we go back to “lockdown”

  Starting on Saturday at 12:01am, Ottawa and the rest of Ontario will go into a 4 week long “shutdown” as we reel from the impact of COVID-19, notably the UK variant. Officials are detec... More

MPP Harden calls on Ford to stop short-changing Ottawa on vaccines

OTTAWA – MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) called on Doug Ford to ensure that Ottawa receives its fair share of COVID-19 vaccines, after a shortage of supply left all vaccine appointments... More

COVID Update #59: Justice for workers at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

  With no letter, phone call, or email, workers at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel were terminated this week. Their union, UNITE HERE Local 261, wanted recall rights so they could return to wor... More

Budget 2021: What's included and what's not included

The government tabled its 2021 budget on Wednesday. Instead of making the major investments that are required to keep communities safe and support people who are struggling, the budget makes $4.8 b... More

Letter to Minister Elliott on Vaccine Booking Concerns

MPP Harden wrote to Minister of Health Christine Elliott asking for the province's online vaccine booking portal to be fixed immediately.  Click here to access the PDF version of the letter or read... More

Ontario must reverse cuts for safe, in-person fall learning, and provide mental health supports: MPP Harden

QUEEN’S PARK — Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) called on the government for a firm commitment not to cut any of the teachers or education workers in Ottawa schools,... More

COVID Update #58: We must address today’s mental health crisis by funding safe schools

Long before Ottawa moved into the “red” category for COVID-19, the third wave of the pandemic already arrived. A widespread crisis in mental health, notably among teenagers, is here, a... More