Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Updates

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

2021 Provincial Budget Priorities

The government is presenting their budget this week and we are calling on them to provide people with help and hope.  Our top budget priorities include help for long-term care, hospitals, schools a... More

ACTION ALERT: Fund Safe and Supportive Return to School

MPP Joel Harden is calling for the government invest in Ottawa schools to help students recover from the pandemic with new mental health supports and by hiring additional teachers and education wor... More

Ontario must fund a safe and supportive return to Ottawa schools in Fall 2021: MPP Harden

OTTAWA - MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) is echoing the call from Andrea Horwath for the government to help students recover from the pandemic with new mental health supports and by hiring addi... More

MPP Harden calls for prioritization of people with disabilities for COVID-19 vaccination

MPP Joel Harden, Official Opposition Disabilities critic calls for prioritization of people with disabilities for COVID-19 vaccination  OTTAWA — Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden, the O... More

MPP Harden calls for prioritization of people with disabilities for COVID-19 vaccination

MPP Joel Harden calls for prioritization of people with disabilities for COVID-19 vaccination  OTTAWA — Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden is calling on Ontario to ​include people with d... More