Government of Ontario

Jessica Bell

MPP, University–Rosedale

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Jessica serves as the Ontario NDP critic for Housing, Urban Planning and Tenant Rights. 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 for some of North America's most high profile and effective advocacy organizations. 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 partner and two children.

The latest on the issues

June 29, 2021

Call for accountability in support of residential school survivors

Only a few weeks ago, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that the remains of 215 children had been found on the grounds of a Kamloops Residential School and now hundreds more unm... More
June 25, 2021

Phone Zap for Residential School Survivors

Only a few weeks ago, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that the remains of 215 children had been found on the grounds of a Kamloops Residential School and now hundreds more unmark... More
June 25, 2021

Ontario’s laws do not adequately protect renters from illegal eviction

Ron and his mom have been dealing with landlord harassment for years.  Among many other things, their landlord has given them informal eviction notices, cut electricity in some rooms, damaged thei... More