Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Updates

Demanding more testing capacity for Ottawa

At Question period today, I asked the Premier and Health Minister what the plan is for the long wait times for testing in Ottawa. More

Joel Harden demands Premier Ford to apologize to people on ODSP

It's time for Premier Ford to apologize to people on ODSP, most of whom can't work full-time, for telling them to "get a job" and restore their $100 per month benefit that he took away. Watch ... 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 on School Reopening

Parents, caregivers, students and educators are all rightly concerned about the government's lack of a plan for reopening schools in September. As critics have pointed out, the ‘plan’ they have pro... 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

Ottawa MPP says major long-term care and home care changes needed to save lives

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP MPP for Ottawa, Joel Harden, is calling on the Ford government to immediately make major changes and investments in long-term care and home care to stop the spread of COVID-1... More

COVID Update: Wed, April 22

Here are today’s new developments:  Canada is rolling out a package of supports to help students, who have been excluded from Canada’s emergency income program. The supports include a Canada E... More