Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario


COVID Update: Tuesday, April 21

Here are today’s new developments:  The Federal government announced a new fund for community organizations community organizations, and said businesses can start applying for the federal wage su... More

COVID Update: Monday, April 20

Here are today’s new developments:   Canada’s House of Commons resumed today, with the federal Conservatives blocking an agreement reached by the other parties for sittings of Parliament to be lim... More

COVID Update: Friday, April 17

Here are today’s new developments:  Prime Minister Trudeau announced aid for the energy sector, plus support for rural businesses and workers in the arts and culture sectors. Ontario will not... More

COVID Update: Thursday, April 16

Here are today’s new developments: Canada is expanding measures to help businesses during the pandemic, including broadened loan eligibility --  groups like the Canadian Federation of Independent... More

COVID Update: Tues, April 14

Here are today’s new developments: The eventual reopening of Canadian businesses will take a phased-in approach, but any ease on restrictions is most likely weeks away.  Travellers arriving i... More

COVID Update: Thurs, Apr 9

Friends,  Here are today’s new developments: Statistics Canada released stark job numbers today, reporting Canada lost more than one million jobs in March.  Ontario lost about 403,000 jobs i... More

COVID Update: Wed, Apr 8

Here are today’s new developments: Canada’s emergency wage subsidy — criticized by small business owners for not giving help to a wide enough range of employers — will expand its eligibility crite... More

COVID Update: Tues, Apr 7

Friends,  Here are today’s new developments: After a contentious order by Trump to halt exports of N95 respirators to Canada, Minnesota-based medical mask manufacturer 3M struck an agreement with... More

COVID Update: Mon, Apr 6

Friends,  Below is an update on what has happened in the province and country today, and what we are pushing for as your official opposition caucus.  Here are today’s new developments:   Canadians... More

Latest Updates on COVID-19

Friends,  With the global COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic, this can be a stressful time for us all. As governments from all levels work to coordinate their response, people in Ottawa are urged to ... More