Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

June 2, 2020

Bill 171 opens door for privatized delivery of transit

The Ontario Government is moving forward with Bill 171, The Building Transit Faster Act. This is what the bill does  Bill 171’s purpose is to speed up the delivery of four transit projects: the Ont... More
May 28, 2020

Ford’s Bill 184 will make it easier for landlords to raise rent, evict renters

On Tuesday May 26, the Ford Government tried to slip through a bill - Bill 184 - that will make it easier for landlords to illegally raise the rent and evict renters.  Here’s our summary of Bill 18... More
May 28, 2020

ACT NOW: Speak out against Bill 184, the Eviction Bill

COVID-19 is the worst health crisis we have had in over 100 years.  Yet on May 28 the Ford Government rammed through a bill - Bill 184 - that will make it easier for landlords to illegally raise th... More
May 22, 2020

Protecting the public interest and confirming the status of the Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries as a public trust

This week I joined with Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and fellow Toronto NDP MPPs in sending a letter to Premier Ford concerning an important issue brought to my attention by Friends of... More
May 13, 2020

Work in the Time of COVID-19

This Tuesday, May 19, I will be hosting an online townhall on Work in the Time of COVID-19 featuring two special guests.  Deena Ladd is a Co-founder and Coordinator of the Toronto Workers' Action... More
May 7, 2020

Long-Term Care and COVID-19

On Thursday, May 14, I hosted an online Townhall on Long-Term Care and COVID-19 featuring two special guests.  Jane Meadus is a staff lawyer and institutional advocate with the Advocacy Centre for... More
April 15, 2020

PPE Urgently Needed at Long Term Care Homes

Today, I sent this letter to Hon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health, regarding the COVID-19 outbreak at Mon Sheong Home for the Aged (D’Arcy Home). As of today, 49 residents and 13 staff have t... More
March 23, 2020

We are hiring legislative staff

We are hiring two positions:  - a legislative assistant (full time, 6 week contract) - a legislative assistant (full time, permanent)  The job description for both positions is the same.  Ontario N... More
March 19, 2020

Summary of the Federal Government's Relief Measures for COVID-19

Our federal, provincial and municipal governments are working together to respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, the federal government announced an $82 billion package of aid an... More
March 17, 2020

Today's COVID-19 response includes state of emergency plus funding

This morning, the Ontario Premier has declared a state of emergency and announced the first phase of the government’s response plan for COVID-19. The state of emergency gives the government emergen... More
March 16, 2020

Ontario NDP Calls for Additional Protections in COVID-19 Legislation

QUEEN’S PARK — Andrea Horwath said people deserve more financial protection than the government is currently contemplating in its emergency legislation, and has reached out to offer help to beef up... More
March 13, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Right now, I know many in our community are concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. My team and I will do our best to provide updates and direct constituents to reliable sources of ... More