Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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MPP Update #193: Remembering Mary Ann Schadd

February is Black History Month, so let’s talk about Mary Ann Schadd. Why? Because she was the first Black woman publisher in North America, and the first woman publisher in Canada. Her newspaper,... More

MPP Update #192: Putting climate at the heart of every decision in Ontario

Over the past few weeks, I have been having conversations with local environmental groups and climate change experts. It has been a welcome reminder of the great climate action work being done in O... More

MPP Update #191: The mud that flies when you fight for your city

“Lord love a duck.”  These are words my grandmother often used against those making nonsensical arguments. Suffice it to say, I’m a chip off that block.  It’s been difficult to see the manufactured... More

MPP Update #190: For Ontario's 2024 Budget, let's support local solutions

In politics, as in life, it’s easy to point out problems, but harder to offer solutions. And yet, great solutions exist. You just need to find them, learn from them, and support them. I’ll cite thr... More

MPP Update #189: A hospital crisis hits close to home

I don’t talk about my family very much, but last weekend gave me an exception to that rule. Andrea, my sister, had a 37-hour ordeal at a local hospital emergency room (ER), and her experience offer... More

MPP Update #188: Thank you, Ed. We will keep working for a better world

When I heard about Ed Broadbent’s death yesterday, I was reading his book “Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality”. The publisher, ECW Press, had sent me a review copy. I... More