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

April 6, 2022

Act Now: Keep Health Care Public

University Rosedale is home to many heroic health care professionals, as well as Canada’s best hospitals, including Prince Margaret, Toronto General, Mount Sinai, Toronto Western, Sick Kids, and Wo... More
April 4, 2022

Update on government housing bill 109, committee sign-up

Government Bill 109, The More Homes for Everyone Act, stated purpose is to speed up housing construction. Among other things, the Act formalizes the MZO process and sets up penalties municipaliti... More
March 28, 2022

ACT NOW: Homes are for people first!

While individual buyers are required to publicly register the property they own, investors can set up numbered corporations, trusts and partnerships that are allowed to buy and sell property anonym... More