Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario


Harden calls for Auditor General investigation into Ottawa LRT

QUEEN’S PARK -  After the Ottawa LRT was derailed with no return date for service, MPP Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) called on the Ontario government to support his call for an Auditor General invest... More

Email Update #88: Billboard bigots begone

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Ottawa Centre never ceases to amaze me.  From hurricanes to massive floods, from bus crashes to an historic pandemic -- I’ve seen our community rise in t... More

RSVP to our rally for our democracy on October 29th

With the latest decision at City Hall to approve the new Civic Hospital plan to bulldoze 500+ mature trees to build an airport-sized parking garage, we must reckon with the fact that our local dem... More

Email Update #87: On October 29 - let's rally for local democracy

This week we hit a new low at Ottawa City Hall.  In the heat of debate around Ottawa’s LRT, Mayor Jim Watson shut off the microphone for Councillor Diane Deans. Deans who was attempting to support ... More

Email Update #86: We must be persistent (and thankful)

This week I returned to the Legislature for the first time since last June. The Ford government had given itself a lengthy absence from public scrutiny. Ontario’s Official Opposition put them back ... More

MPP Harden's Letter to Motion Assistive Devices on Behalf of David O'Brien

Email Update #85: Democracy Derailed - Lessons from Ottawa's LRT

Email Update #84: What I Learned From an Anti-Vaxxer this Week

Email Update #83: Imagine Yourself in Grade 7

Email Update #82: Civic Hospital - This is NOT a Done Deal

I have promising news to share from my column last week.  The Civic Hospital project at Dow’s Lake is not a done deal. We are speaking up and it’s making a difference -- don’t let anyone tell you o... More