Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

May 24, 2023

Virtual rally & town hall: Stop the sprawl!

On Wednesday, May 31 at 7 pm MPP Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) and MPP Catherine Fife (Waterloo) are hosting a virtual rally and town hall to STOP SPRAWL FROM TAKING IT ALL! We will be joined... More
May 23, 2023

The Conservatives could do the right thing for renters, first-time home buyers and farmers tomorrow. But will they?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working to improve Government Bill 97.    The Conservatives like to say this bill is going to solve our housing crisis. That’s not true. Bill 97 doesn’t do much t... More
May 10, 2023

Bell: Ford actions put 3,440 affordable rental homes in Toronto at risk

QUEEN’S PARK – In Question Period today, MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale), NDP Housing critic demanded the Ford government respect the City of Toronto’s renter protections and commit to savin... More
May 4, 2023

ACT NOW: Demand a fair and just LTB

The Ombudsman's report lays out what we already knew – the Tribunal is failing in its duty to provide fast and fair access to justice and the Ford government is letting it happen.  Renters are wait... More
May 4, 2023

NDP: Ombudsman’s report paints a damning picture of unfairness and injustice at Landlord & Tenant Board

“A system that isn’t working for anyone” More
April 28, 2023

NDP: Ford Conservatives’ illegal eviction laws are too weak to work

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP Housing Critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) is calling on the Ford Conservatives to strengthen Bill 97, Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Act, 2023, to better ... More
April 27, 2023

Join us at our online condo town hall on Monday May 8

On Monday May 8 at 7pm, MPP Tom Rakocevic and I will co-host a virtual condo town hall for condo residents. We continue to hear complaints from condo residents who feel they have nowhere to turn i... More
April 24, 2023

Stiles and NDP call for rent control as a part of their solution to the housing crisis

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP Leader Marit Stiles (Davenport) and Housing critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) will be introducing their opposition day motion this afternoon that, if ... More
April 11, 2023

Ford's latest housing bill doubles down on bad planning

Last Thursday, the Conservatives introduced a new housing bill called Helping Homebuyers, Protecting Tenants Act, eight proposed regulatory changes to Ontario’s renting and planning laws, and a new... More
April 5, 2023

Out-of-touch Conservatives don’t have a plan to tackle housing crisis

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) issued the following response to the Ford Conservatives’ housing announcement today: “The Conservatives’ plan to make housing af... More
March 31, 2023

Cancelled. RSVP: Establishing a public builder in Ontario

Due to scheduling concerns, we are moving to one-on-one meetings. Please email [email protected] to request a meeting. Thank you for your interest. 
March 27, 2023

ACT NOW: Fund Ontario Schools!

Last Thursday, March 23, the Ontario government introduced their budget which, amongst its many shortfalls, leaves public education far behind. Unless the province steps up and increases funding, s... More
March 24, 2023

Dim Sum Social

MPP Chris Glover, MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam, and I are hosting a free community dim sum gathering. Come, have some food, and let us know how we can better serve you! All are welcome! The venue is acces... More
March 24, 2023

Conservative budget doesn’t deliver for Toronto, Ontario

The Conservative’s budget was released yesterday. Overall, the budget increases spending by 1%, far below the rate of inflation, which is at 6.8%. We will be seeing cuts in services in 2023-2024. H... More
March 21, 2023

Ahead of World Water Day, NDP re-introduces solution to reduce microfibres in Ontario’s water

QUEEN'S PARK — MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) has reintroduced her bill to ensure all washing machines sold in Ontario are equipped with a filter that reduces the shed of microfibres into w... More
March 21, 2023

U of T Roundtable

We are nearing the end of the academic year and the government has made some recent announcements that will undoubtedly have an impact on both the student and working experience at universities ac... More
March 21, 2023

ACT NOW: Stop microfibres from entering our waterways!

Microfibres in the Great Lakes are an increasing concern for the health of our waters, the creatures that live there, and the 14.5 million Ontarians who rely on them for their drinking water. The m... More
March 20, 2023

NDP urgently pushes for affordable housing solutions in budget

QUEEN’S PARK ⁠—  NDP MPPs Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto Centre), NDP Housing Critic MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale), and MPP Chris Glover (Spadina–Fort York) held a press conference with afforda... More
March 17, 2023

ACT NOW: Make Affordable Housing a Budget Priority

Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live.  Tell the Ford government that enough is enough. We need a viable housing plan now that addresses the affordable housing and homelessness crisis now. More
March 13, 2023

School boards face looming staff and funding cuts

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) and NDP Education critic, Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West-Nepean) held a press conference Monday calling on the Ford Conservatives to address th... More
March 3, 2023

NDP bill would give condo owners a place to go for negligence, unfair fees

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Housing critic and University–Rosedale MPP Jessica Bell has introduced legislation to expand the jurisdiction of the province's Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), so that cond... More
March 1, 2023

NDP Housing Critic finds Ford costing Ontarians more in property taxes

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP’s Housing Critic MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) completed a scan of the GTHA and found that nearly every single municipality has been forced to raise property taxes as a ... More
February 27, 2023

NDP MPPs calls for stronger protections for condo residents

QUEEN’S PARK – In response to the Auditor General’s report on condos revealing poor regulation and oversight in the sector, NDP MPPs Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) and Tom Rakocevic (Humber Riv... More
February 23, 2023

Condo residents need stronger consumer protections

This week, the Ontario Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee released a stern report calling for better consumer protections for Ontario’s 1.3 million condo residents. This joint-report, which wa... More
February 22, 2023

Stiles, NDP propose public solutions to Ford’s health care crisis

QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition, France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Ontario NDP Health critic, and MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) urged the Ford government to put ... More
February 22, 2023

NDP MPPs urge government to pass bill protecting human rights during emergencies

QUEENS PARK – Chandra Pasma, MPP for Ottawa (Ottawa West-Nepean), called on government MPPs to support Bill 47 and commit to protecting the rights of seniors, people living with disabilities, paren... More
February 3, 2023

NDP motion would restrict sprawl, save farmland

QUEEN’S PARK ⸺ NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell and the NDP MPP for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas Sandy Shaw are calling on the Ford government to direct municipalities in Southern Ontario to build ... More
February 2, 2023

Ontario NDP calls on Ford to protect access to justice in Ontario

TORONTO – NDP MPPs Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto Centre) and Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) called on Doug Ford to protect Ontarians' access to justice by implementing reforms before the Ombudsman ... More
February 1, 2023

Rally to Stop the Privatization of Health Care

We know the Ford government has created a crisis in our health care system by grossly underfunding it, capping workers' wages, and driving health care professionals out of the system.  We see it e... More
February 1, 2023

We're hiring a temporary full-time staff person

Our office is hiring a temporary full-time staff person to manage our case work files and support our outreach work.  If you are interested in the position please apply as soon as you can. The posi... More