Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Updates

COVID Update #65: It's time for justice in long-term care

  Every morning I walked into work this week, I thought of a personal support worker coming off a night shift somewhere at a long-term care (LTC) home.  Why? Because the report from Ontar... More

Letter to Minister Clark on Construction Noise

Non-essential construction is hurting constituents' mental health and putting workers at risk. I'm asking the government to pause residential construction until after the stay-at-home order is lif... More

COVID Update #64: there is no police solution to the opioid crisis

On April 23rd, Carl Reinboth, a harm reduction worker at the Somerset West Community Health Centre, was tragically killed while walking to a local business.  His death appears to be ra... More

COVID Update #63

Premier Ford is a danger to Ontario, and we must organize for better. The good news is we have fought back, and it has made a difference. In fact, we’ve seen three victories in the las... More

MPP Joel Harden, disability rights advocates call on government to remove disability discrimination from triage protocol

QUEENS PARK —MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) called on the government to withdraw disability discrimination from Ontario’s clinical triage protocol and immediately hold a public consultation on how... More

COVID Update #62: Government should stop pointing fingers, and start pointing thumbs

I’m predisposed to skepticism with everything the Ford Government does, but even loyal Tories must be shaking their heads this week.  Everything going wrong is apparently someone else’s fault. I’ve... More

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

QUEEN’S PARK –  MPP 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 government must hold open consu... 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