Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

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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

MPP Update 130: Premier Ford must testify at the Emergencies Act inquiry

It's been quite the week on Parliament Hill. The inquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act has revealed several things about how the “Freedom Convoy” was handled by officials at all levels.  Firs... More

MPP Update 129: Direct action gets the goods for tenants

What if you lost your home? That’s the question facing Graham and Louis, low-income seniors who’ve shared a two-bedroom apartment on Elgin Street for 42 years. Their building had a fire on June 19,... More

MPP Update 128: Let's give thanks (and fair pay) to Ontario's lowest-paid education workers

“Please don’t strike – don’t force my hand”.  This was Premier Ford’s message yesterday to the lowest-paid workers in Ontario’s public education system. These workers are represented by the Ontario... More