Government of Ontario

Jessica Bell

MPP, University–Rosedale

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Jessica serves as the Ontario NDP critic for Transit. Prior to being elected in June 2018 she served as the founding Executive Director of TTCriders fighting to improve Toronto Transit.

She’s been a lecturer at Ryerson University, director of the California Food & Justice Coalition and an advocate for environmental justice. She’s received several leadership awards, including Toronto Community Foundation’s Vital People Award.

Jessica is a lifelong community organizer who believes in the power of bringing people together to effect change.  She lives in University-Rosedale with her husband and two children.

The latest on the issues

July 30, 2020

UniRose childcare roundtable reveals need for funding, consultation

Last week, I hosted a Child care roundtable to learn about the huge challenges parents and child care centers are facing right now. Thank you for participating.    In the roundtable, child care... More
July 21, 2020

ACT NOW: Ford must fully match federal transit funding

Transit agencies across Ontario have been cutting service and laying off workers because they have lost up to 100 percent of their fare revenue since March. Ontario’s largest transit agency, the TT... More
July 14, 2020

Ford’s COVID-19 bill gives blanket authority for Ontario to seize land and build near transit

This legislative session has revealed very clearly that Premier Ford wants the private sector to help pay for his four new transit projects.  To offset the cost of station construction, Ford wants ... More