Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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MPP Update #199: Beware of false prophets with “New Deals”

Yesterday, Premier Ford announced a “New Deal” for Ottawa, which Mayor Sutcliffe described in the following terms: Hm. While provincial investment in our city is welcome, I don’t see this as a “bi... More

MPP Update #198: Carrying Ed's torch

Yesterday was Ed Broadbent’s birthday. Almost two months ago, hundreds of admirers gathered at Dominion Chalmers Centre to celebrate him. The event was broadcast nationwide.  I will never forget t... More

MPP Update #197: Don’t despair, organize! And support community leadership

This week I toured our city with Official Opposition colleagues. We met with health care experts, patients, business leaders, housing providers and seniors groups. They all told us the same thing: ... More

MPP Update #196: How can we end violent crime?

Content warning: discussion of graphic violence. If you or someone you know is struggling, and needs immediate assistance, contact the Ottawa Distress Centre at 613-238-3311. Today is International... More

MPP Update #195: Humanizing our approach to the opioid crisis

Three weeks ago, Neil Ellis, the Mayor of Belleville, appealed for assistance from other levels of government. After 23 overdoses in less than three days, Belleville declared an addictions, mental ... More

MPP Update #194: Everyone deserves a home

Last week, House to Home, a local non-profit that helps refugees, had a break-in. I started hearing from neighbours immediately who were outraged once the news broke. House to Home’s storefront at ... More