Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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MPP Update #178: Stop the killing, stop the hate, we need a ceasefire now

CONTENT WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE What a horrifying week.  We are shocked at further news about the deaths (and mass casualties) of civilians in Israeli communities. The brutality is staggering.  B... More

MPP Update 177: Reasons to be thankful

This weekend is a moment to be thankful for the bounty of our harvest, and the hard-working people who feed us. We should thank the farmers and farm workers (including almost 27,000 from other coun... More

MPP Update #176: Reflections on Ontario's first #SafetyRide

We didn’t publish this newsletter last Friday, as we were on the road for our #SafetyRide to Toronto. It was a remarkable experience. The goal was to get from Ottawa to Toronto in four days, and I’... More

MPP Update #175: We need climate action, not climate opinions

Today is another global climate strike, led by the Fridays for Future movement, and I’m headed to Parliament Hill to face tough questions from high school students. I hope to get a rough ride. Like... More

MPP Update #174: Let's organize to defend the Greenbelt

The unfolding saga on Ontario’s Greenbelt is beyond belief. This seems like a Netflix show that runs like a Nordic version of The Sopranos. Two damning independent reports — from Ontario’s Auditor ... More

MPP Update #173: Now more than ever, Pride matters

This weekend is Capital Pride - Ottawa’s annual festival to celebrate, support, and uplift our 2SLGBTQ+ neighbours. There are many wonderful events, art installations, and performances to attend fo... More