Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Updates

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

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