Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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MPP Update 136: Our democracy is always worth fighting for

For the second time in recent weeks, the Ford government has identified our democratic rights as a barrier to progress. You will recall the first time with Bill 28, when education workers – members... More

MPP Update 135: With Bill 23, it's not what you know...

It’s been quite the week at the Ontario Legislature.  I’m writing you this note on a break from the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure, and Cultural Policy. I’ve been serving here this ... More

MPP Update #134: What shall we remember?

“Take off your poppies! You don’t deserve to wear them!”  These were the words shouted across the aisle last week by MPP Jennie Stevens, the Official Opposition Critic for Veterans, Legions, and Mi... More

MPP Update 133: An unprecedented law, an unprecedented response

I spent today visiting picket lines across Ottawa. At each one I saw the same thing: honks of support from passers-by, and defiance from people who won’t be bullied any longer. Bill G28 is an unpre... More

MPP Update 132: The rights of education workers, and all workers across Ontario, are under attack

I’m writing you these words from my seat in the Legislature. I’m at the Third Reading debate on Bill 28, the most anti-worker legislation I’ve seen in decades.  As you likely know, CUPE-OSBCU educa... More

MPP Update 131: Is Doug Ford in a witness protection program?

As you may have seen, our first week back in the Legislature was memorable.  I asked Premier Ford why he was refusing to testify at the Public Order Emergency Commission in Ottawa. You likely saw t... More