Joel Harden MPP / Député, Ottawa Centre

Government of Ontario

Weekly Email Update

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

Email Update #81

I’m hearing a message loud and clear from residents: it is time to demand consultation and accountability on the new Civic Hospital development.  At risk are 524 trees, Queen Juliana Park, and dela... More

Email Update #80: Join Us for Safety-Palooza

Email Update #79: Housing is a Human Right

Email Update #78: Back to school without a serious plan (yet)

This week the government claimed to offer a back to school plan for September. I know many of us are enjoying a novel this summer, but we don’t expect governments to write fiction in their public p... More

Email Update #77: Finding stillness this summer

By the time you read this email, I will be in the glorious woods of Algonquin Park, nestled in the bucolic scenery of Achray Campground.  Every year our family tries to make it to Achray, and there... More

Email update #76: My letter to Abel Mengistab, a year after his passing

What follows is a letter from me to Abel Mengistab, an amazing young leader we lost on June 24, 2020. I will be reading this letter at a celebration of life for Abel this Saturday, where a foundati... More