Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

April 9, 2021

Townhall: What does Ford’s budget and latest announcements mean for education and our kids?

Ontario’s 2021 budget confirms Doug Ford’s government is cutting $1.6 billion from education and there is also news the Ford government is looking to make full-time online learning permanent. Ther... More
April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccine Rollout: Live Q&A

The number one issue that my office is hearing about right now is vaccines. You want to know where, how, and when you will be getting one. You want to know if they are safe and effective. You want... More
April 8, 2021

ACT NOW: Demand safe communities and safe schools!

Ontario’s 2021 budget confirms Doug Ford’s government is cutting $1.6 billion from education. There will also be no replenishment of school board reserves, which were exhausted last year and no com... More
April 1, 2021

Ontario Small Business Support Grant feedback form now open

  Since the Ontario Small Business Support Grant (OSBG) was launched, our office has heard from a number of business owners who have struggled to access this grant. We want to hear what has and wh... More
April 1, 2021

Ford passes bill to make it easier to ignore public's concerns before bulldozing

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Attorney General critic Gurratan Singh (Brampton East), and NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) issued the following statement in response to the Doug Ford gove... More
March 29, 2021

ACT NOW: Stop microplastics from entering our waterways!

Microplastics in the Great Lakes is 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 ... More
March 29, 2021

NDP MPPs' bill would reduce microplastics in Ontario waters

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP MPPs Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) and Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) will introduce a bill to prohibit the sale of washing machines not equipped with a filter that r... More
March 26, 2021

More must be done to ensure fair access to vaccine

Migrant and undocumented people are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, often working in essential jobs that sustain our communities.  Although undocumented workers contribute to Ontario’s eco... More
March 25, 2021

Seniors should not have to worry about unfair evictions

In 2019, over 100 seniors were evicted from Davenhill Senior Living at Yonge and Bloor. The work we did with these residents helped us to realize that laws protecting seniors in retirement homes n... More
March 18, 2021

NDP bill would protect seniors from unfair eviction

TORONTO – Ontario NDP Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) will introduce a bill to better protect seniors living in retirement homes against unfair rent increases, service fees ... More
March 12, 2021

Doug Ford is bringing big money back into politics

While Ontarians continue to struggle with the province’s failed response to COVID-19, the Ford government is making changes to Ontario’s election laws that will shield them from public criticism an... More
March 11, 2021

What to do when you're facing an eviction

Join MPP Jessica Bell, MPP Jill Andrew, and tenant advocates for a digital information session on how to fight an eviction, what to expect in a landlord and tenant board meeting and how to ... More