Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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MPP Update #210: Public safety first

Hello dear readers, I’ll begin with good news.  Five people responded to my column last week, and have offered to work at Camp Misquah this summer, while more of you wrote to say you’d be donating ... More

MPP Update #209: Who wants to help Camp Misquah?

Ontario’s Official Opposition will not be taking a long summer break. We are focused on the issues that matter, and helping community members in need. On that note, let’s talk about Camp Misquah wh... More

MPP Update #208: An historic day to reckon with Ontario’s colonial past and present

On May 28, MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) addressed the House in Oji-Cree. He was the first elected Member of Provincial Parliament to do so in Ontario’s history. In a passionate ten minutes, MPP M... More

MPP Update #207: Are we raising the loneliest generation of kids ever?

It’s “take your MPP to school” week in Ontario, and I was happy to visit Glebe Collegiate Institute, Connaught Public School, Fisher Park Public School / Summit Alternative School, St. Pius X High ... More

MPP Udpate #206: Survivors of violence are denied their day in court, and their day at Queen's Park

** Warning: this week’s column is about sexual assault. Help is available if you or someone you know is at risk. Contact the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa for 24/7 confidential support at... More

MPP Update #205: Let’s revive youth employment programs at the Parkdale Food Centre

Today’s column is about creating opportunities for youth. A terrific employment program at the Parkdale Food Centre is paused, and we need your help to revive it. But before getting to that, let’s ... More