Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

COVID Update: Tuesday, April 21

Published on April 21, 2020

Here are today’s new developments: 

Here are some concerns the official opposition is working on, and solutions we’re pushing for:

  • Our Poverty and Homelessness critic joined forces with a physician who has worked for decades with people experiencing homelessness, stressing that if the government doesn't immediately increase testing and provide safe places for people experiencing homelessness to isolate, shelters will become the next epicentre of the pandemic
  • And we are asking the government to immediately ramp up protective measures in correctional facilities--including more testing and making sure everyone has the PPE they need--to prevent further crises like the one facing Brampton's Ontario Correctional Institute, where at least 60 inmates and eight workers have tested positive for COVID-19.