Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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Email Update #96: How many meals can we offer to neighbours in need?

With Omicron afoot, many of us are isolated and struggling for social connection. Our schools are closed to in-person learning, and our health and community services are under massive strain. We ar... More

Email Update #95: All I want for Christmas is person-centred home care

This week I met an Ottawa family in crisis. Dave and Linda Hoffman need supportive housing for Monica, their 30-year-old daughter who lives with various disabilities. The Hoffmans can no longer man... More

Email Update: A win for PSW students is a win for everyone

I heard a mind-blowing story last week, but I’ve learned in politics to expect the unexpected.  PSW students at Willis College – a private career college with two campuses in the Ottawa area – were... More

Email Update 93: Ontario needs $10/day child care now

There are historic moments in Canadian politics, and one is happening now.  For decades, child care advocates have been pushing for dramatic expansion of non-profit, high-quality child care — the k... More

Email Update #92: prayers for justice on Wet’Suwe’ten land

I’m often asked why I got into politics, and the answer is simple. I got into politics to help people, and to work with others to make change.  Long before I was a politician, I was a community org... More

Email Update #91: LRT public inquiry is on (because fighting back makes a difference)

It’s been quite a week for Ottawa’s LRT. As readers of our MPP newsletter know, I’ve been urging the province to help fix our LRT for a long time.  On December 1, 2019, we held an LRT town hall in ... More