Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Updates

Harden’s motion “Voula’s Law” passes with unanimous support in legislature

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) released the following statement after MPPs voted in favour of his motion to protect the rights of family caregivers and their loved ones ... More

COVID Update #55: It's time for Voula's Law

  Next week I’m headed to the Legislature, and top of mind for me is Motion 129, a Private Members Motion we’ve put forward for debate. We’re calling the motion “Voula’s Law”.  Voula’s La... More

MPP Harden presents motion to protect rights of Ontario families to visit loved ones in care

OTTAWA – Ontarians have a right to visit and advocate for their family members in care, and the Ford government must ensure that right is protected, said MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), who pr... More

COVID Update #54: The Premier's mask drops

  Friend, I was there, I saw it up close.  Under questioning from Andrea Horwath, the Leader of Ontario’s Official Opposition, Premier Ford resorted to an old tactic: mocking and insultin... More

MPP Harden presents motion to protect rights of Ontario families to visit loved ones in care

OTTAWA – Ontarians have a right to visit and advocate for their family members in care, and the Ford government must ensure that right is protected, said MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre)... More

Email Update: Paid sick days are a step towards racial justice

Click here to read our weekly newsletter, now available in your inbox. In it, I highlight the need for paid sick days for workers and how providing these are a step towards racial justice.  There a... More

COVID Update #53: Paid sick days are a step towards racial justice

  Next week, I’m headed to Toronto as the Ontario Legislature resumes.  At the very first moment, the Official Opposition will put forward nine bills & motions for unanimous consent. ... More

Ford hurting Ontario’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 with ODSP download to cities

OTTAWA –  Doug Ford is going after Ontario’s most vulnerable people during this pandemic by downloading ODSP onto cities, said NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harde... More

Harden calls for investigation into alleged vaccine queue-jumping in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Joel Harden, NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, released the following statement in response to allegations about vaccine queue-jumping at a local retirement home revealed by an Ottawa Citizen rep... More

Letter to Minister Elliott on Vaccines for People with Disabilities

Today, my colleague MPP France Gelinas (Official Opposition Critic for Health) wrote the Minister Christine Elliott asking what the government's plan is to vaccine people with disabilities. Read th... More