Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Updates

Letter to Minister Elliott re: Vaccines for People with Disabilities

Read pdf version here.  February 10, 2021 Dear Minister Elliott, We are writing to you regarding the government’s vaccination plan and the prioritization of at-risk people with disabilities. In par... More

COVID Update #52: "Wreck-onciliation" at City Hall

  Our MPP office takes reconciliation work seriously.  For that reason, we begin our public events by acknowledging we are guests on Algonquin territory. These words are important, but to... More

Email Update: "Wreck-onciliation" at City Hall

Our weekly email update is now in your inbox, with my thoughts on development projects at city hall and how we need to consider our commitments to reconciliation when making decisions.  There's als... More

Email Update: Bell, let’s talk about how you profit from prisoners and their families

Our weekly email update is now available, with my thoughts on what Bell Canada can do to stop profiting off prisoners and their families.  There also updates on school re-openings, new restrictions... More

COVID Update #51: Bell, let’s talk about how you profit from prisoners and their families

This week, the annual #BellLetsTalk campaign is top of mind.  It is good that one of Canada’s largest companies raises money for mental health programs, and creates space for discussion of this cru... More

Letter from Andrea Horwath and MPP Joel Harden on Critical Triage Protocol

Andrea Horwath and I have written to Health Minister Christine Elliott asking her to immediately revoke the January 13 critical care triage protocol that was sent to hospitals, and consult disabi... More

Letter from Andrea Horwath and MPP Joel Harden on Critical Triage Protocol

Ministry of Health5th Floor777 Bay St.Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 January 22, 2021 Dear Minister Elliott, We are writing to you regarding the critical care triage protocol for Ontario hospitals in case of... More

COVID Update #50: Building a mass movement for disability rights

Earlier this week, I received heartfelt pleas from people with disabilities on social media.  Folks were upset that the Province of Ontario had announced emergency help for equine (horse, mule, don... More

Email Update: Building a mass movement for disability rights

You can now read our weekly COVID update following the link below. It includes my thoughts on how we can build a mass movement for disability rights by building bridges with our friends in the equi... More

Ford’s secret triage protocols troubling: NDP

HAMILTON AND OTTAWA — As hospitals continue to fill beyond capacity, the Ford government has issued a triage protocol to decide who will get life saving ventilator support, and who will not. ND... More