Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario


COVID Update #53: Paid sick days are a step towards racial justice

  Next week, I’m headed to Toronto as the Ontario Legislature resumes.  At the very first moment, the Official Opposition will put forward nine bills & motions for unanimous consent. ... More

Ford hurting Ontario’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 with ODSP download to cities

OTTAWA –  Doug Ford is going after Ontario’s most vulnerable people during this pandemic by downloading ODSP onto cities, said NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harde... More

Harden calls for investigation into alleged vaccine queue-jumping in Ottawa

OTTAWA — Joel Harden, NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, released the following statement in response to allegations about vaccine queue-jumping at a local retirement home revealed by an Ottawa Citizen rep... More

Letter to Minister Elliott on Vaccines for People with Disabilities

Today, my colleague MPP France Gelinas (Official Opposition Critic for Health) wrote the Minister Christine Elliott asking what the government's plan is to vaccine people with disabilities. Read th... More

Letter to Minister Elliott re: Vaccines for People with Disabilities

Read pdf version here.  February 10, 2021 Dear Minister Elliott, We are writing to you regarding the government’s vaccination plan and the prioritization of at-risk people with disabilities. In par... More

COVID Update #52: "Wreck-onciliation" at City Hall

  Our MPP office takes reconciliation work seriously.  For that reason, we begin our public events by acknowledging we are guests on Algonquin territory. These words are important, but to... More

Email Update: "Wreck-onciliation" at City Hall

Our weekly email update is now in your inbox, with my thoughts on development projects at city hall and how we need to consider our commitments to reconciliation when making decisions.  There's als... More

Email Update: Bell, let’s talk about how you profit from prisoners and their families

Our weekly email update is now available, with my thoughts on what Bell Canada can do to stop profiting off prisoners and their families.  There also updates on school re-openings, new restrictions... More

COVID Update #51: Bell, let’s talk about how you profit from prisoners and their families

This week, the annual #BellLetsTalk campaign is top of mind.  It is good that one of Canada’s largest companies raises money for mental health programs, and creates space for discussion of this cru... More

Letter from Andrea Horwath and MPP Joel Harden on Critical Triage Protocol

Andrea Horwath and I have written to Health Minister Christine Elliott asking her to immediately revoke the January 13 critical care triage protocol that was sent to hospitals, and consult disabi... More