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, winning better service and lower fares for Toronto transit riders.

She’s been a lecturer at Ryerson University, the director of the California Food & Justice Coalition and an effective 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 and GreenPAC's political endorsement in 2018 for her lifelong commitment to the environment. 

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

The latest on the issues

September 22, 2022

Register to join our town hall on the crisis in health care

  Ontario Health data shows the average wait for hospital admission has grown to nearly 21 hours. Recent data also showed that 1,417 Ontarians died waiting for surgery over the last year. Hospital... More
September 16, 2022

Here's what it's like to run a food bank in 2022

This is what it’s like to run a Food Bank in 2022 This week, I interviewed Shauna Harris, the executive director of Spadina Fort York Community Care Program to better understand how food insecurit... More
September 16, 2022

NDP push to double rates won’t end after two-week ‘social assistance diet’

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPPs pledged to keep the pressure on the Ford government to double social assistance rates as they reflect on a two-week initiative to bring urgent focus to the paltry rates of O... More