Government of Ontario

Jessica Bell

MPP, University–Rosedale

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Jessica Bell serves as the Ontario NDP critic for Housing, leading the work to ensure everyone in Ontario has a home they can afford that meets their needs.

Prior to being elected in June 2018, Jessica served as the co-founder and executive director of Canada's largest rider-led organization, TTCriders, winning better service and lower fares for transit riders.

She’s been a lecturer at Ryerson University, the director of the California Food & Justice Coalition and an advocate for environmental justice and sustainability for some of North America's most high profile and effective advocacy organizations. She’s received several leadership awards for her 20 year record securing legislative results, including Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award and GreenPAC's political endorsement in 2018.

Jessica lives in University-Rosedale with her partner and two children.

The latest on the issues

November 28, 2022

Ontario’s housing crisis will get worse under Ford’s new legislation: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell responded to the Ford government’s passage of Bill 23 with the following statement: “The Ford government’s scheme has one very clear winner, a... More
November 25, 2022

End Homelessness Now!

Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live. People who are experiencing homelessness, advocates, and frontline workers have long been sounding the alarm that Toronto's shelter system is in... More
November 25, 2022

NDP Housing Critic calls for provincial plan to address homelessness crisis

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell is calling on Doug Ford to create an urgent and concrete plan to address the homelessness crisis in Toronto. “Everyone deserves a safe and dec... More