Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

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December 4, 2020

ACT NOW: Stop Doug Ford's Attack on Wetlands

Right now, Premier Ford is introducing amendments allowing developers to destroy wetlands, floodplains and source water at a cost to human safety. This is a clear threat to Ontarians' safety. Ontar... More
December 2, 2020

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Every day our office hears from small businesses that are struggling to get by and are worried about surviving a second economic shutdown. It’s been difficult to see so many beloved businesses in ... More
November 27, 2020

Toronto MPP's bill would give cities more say in pot shops' location

QUEEN’S PARK — Davenport NDP MPP Marit Stiles tabled a bill that would give Ontario’s municipalities a say in the location and distribution of private cannabis stores within their communities. The ... More
November 25, 2020

Health experts sidelined as delays and conflicts leave COVID-19 to spread

  NDP response to COVID-19 audit by Ontario’s Auditor General QUEEN’S PARK — A new report by Ontario’s Auditor General reveals unpreparedness, delays and conflicts... More
November 24, 2020

Toronto MPPs' bill urges Ontario to prepare for climate crisis

TORONTO — NDP MPPs Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park)  and Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) introduced a bill urging Ontario to establish a series of action plans to prepare for and m... More
November 24, 2020

NDP motion passes: legislature condemns McVety’s hate-speech, opposes Ford’s deal to make CCC a university

QUEEN’S PARK — An NDP motion condemning Doug Ford’s move to give Charles McVety the right to grant university degrees has passed. Every last PC MPP who registered a vote backed the Ford... More
November 20, 2020

AG confirms Ford content to destroy climate as favour to insiders

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP Climate Crisis critic Peter Tabuns and Environment critic Ian Arthur released this statement in response to the Ontario Auditor General’s report of the Ford government's handling... More
November 20, 2020

MPP urges Ford to enforce commercial eviction ban as Kensington Market businesses forced to close

TORONTO — NDP MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) is calling on the Ford government to immediately enforce and expand a ban on commercial evictions to protect small businesses. Bell ... More
November 20, 2020

Hatfield: Action needed now to protect migrant workers during the second wave

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Percy Hatfield (Windsor—Tecumseh) has demanded immediate action from the Ford government to protect migrant agri-food workers during the second wave of the pandemic. In the f... More
November 20, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance: NDP Leader and LGBTQ critic statements

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on Transgender Day of Remembrance  QUEEN'S PARK – "On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honour the memory of those who have died because of Transphobic violence, hate... More
November 18, 2020

Cap class sizes to avoid school shutdown again: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — With Doug Ford now admitting he’s considering school closures again, the NDP is urging the Ford government to take action and invest in the safety of students and school staff. NDP E... More
November 18, 2020

Ontario's poor score on energy efficiency Ford's fault, people will pay

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP critic for Energy and The Climate Crisis Peter Tabuns says a new report evaluating the provinces' energy efficiency gives Ontario a shameful score of 45 out of 100, confi... More