Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario


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

NDP: Chronic under-funding of emergency services puts lives in danger

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPPs Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre), the Official Opposition’s Municipal Affairs critic, and Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) warned Doug Ford Wednesday that he risks putting lives in da... More

Ford government announcement offers no real commitment to enforcing accessibility: NDP critic for Accessibility

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP’s critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, Joel Harden, made the following statement in response to this morning’s Ford government announcement on accessibilit... More

Retirement Homes Trespass Orders Report

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Transit Town Hall

Joel HardenMPP - Ottawa Centre  Transit Town Hall Report Click here to download the PDF version of the report or read the webpage version below.   Friends, Thank you to all those that attended o... More