Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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MPP Update #172: Supporting our friends, strengthening our community

Thanks to everyone who responded to my column last week. On August 8, we held an intense community forum on poverty, homelessness, and addictions, and it’s clear that you care. You offered plenty o... More

MPP Update #171: Poverty, homelessness and addiction are community issues

Frustration with poverty, homelessness, and addictions came to a head in our city this week. As promoted in this newsletter, Councillor Ariel Troster and I hosted a meeting on community safety at J... More

MPP Update #170: Take it from Barbie -- love yourself, and be yourself

Like many people, I recently watched the film Barbie. It was a feast for the eyes and ears. By the end of this weekend, Barbie is likely to exceed $1 billion USD at the box office, by far the bigge... More

MPP Update #169: Doug Ford and Ottawa’s LRT have a lot in common

Guess who found his way to Ottawa this week? Premier Doug Ford! He was in town for a health care announcement at CHEO, just a week away from a provincial by-election in Kanata-Carleton. I’m sure th... More

MPP Update #168: Hydro Ottawa workers deserve a fair deal

Have you ever been let down by someone who once called you a friend?  That’s how Hydro Ottawa workers, members of IBEW Local 636, feel right now.  In May 2022, we heaped praise on these folks, and ... More

MPP Update #167: A note from Wolfe Island

Summer is a time to pause, and reconnect to yourself and others.  That age-old tradition took me to Wolfe Island for a few days this week, a lovely place across the water from Kingston.  I spent fo... More