Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

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MPP Update 141: Remembering Christine Collins

Weeks before the recent holidays, we lost Christine Collins: a leader in the federal public service, and a tireless troublemaker for justice. I was honoured to call her my friend. A celebration of ... More

MPP Update 140: This holiday season, let's resolve to improve our politics

I hope the days to come bring you light, joy, and peace. Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Merry Christmas to all those who are celebrating. The cold storm outside won’t deter the warmth in our he... More

MPP Update 139: Tell Claridge Homes that goodwill makes good neighbours

What makes a good neighbour? That was on my mind this week as I was working with parents, kids and staff at Devonshire Public School in Hintonburg. As you likely heard, a Claridge Homes constructio... More

Letter RE: Excessive Construction Noise Outside Devonshire Public School

On December 14th, 2022 our office sent a letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark, Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton, and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce about the exce... More

MPP Update 138: Ottawa's LRT mess spreads to Toronto

Ottawa’s LRT mess has spread to Toronto, like a virus leaping to a new host. The same players who gave us Stage 1 of Ottawa’s LRT system were also put in charge of Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown, a 2... More

MPP Update 137: For Ottawa's LRT, sunlight is the best disinfectant

At 11 am two days ago, a loud thud was heard across Ontario. The final report of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Commission dropped, and it hit the table hard.  The massive 664 page document d... More