Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

October 23, 2020

Scrapping ranked ballots was a complete surprise to local municipalities

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPPs Peggy Sattler (London West), the NDP’s critic for Democratic Reform, and Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands), say Doug Ford is overriding local democracy by scrapping rank... More
October 23, 2020

Bill 222 set to change the way transit construction takes place in Ontario

The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 222, a bill which purportedly aims to speed up transit construction by taking away the rights of businesses, residents and municipalities. While Bill... More
October 22, 2020

It's time Doug Ford ramp up support for the TTC and made-in-Ontario transit

Today, the TTC is voting to order more buses, subways, streetcars, and Wheel-Trans buses, but the order will fall short of what is needed to replace aging vehicles. If the Premier fails to ramp up ... More
October 22, 2020

NDP MPPs call on Ford to help Toronto buy made-in-Ontario transit vehicles to create jobs, ease overcrowding

TORONTO AND THUNDER BAY — MPP Jessica Bell (University Rosedale) and MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay-Aitikokan) are calling on the Ford government to help Toronto buy more made-in-Ontario ... More
October 16, 2020

Ford hikes electricity bills again, dragging people’s bills further in the wrong direction

Ford has blown his 12% hydro reduction promise TORONTO — At a time when people need relief from monthly costs, the Ford government is hiking electricity prices again — dragging Ontario’s high elect... More
October 16, 2020

Horwath demands to see a plan and funding to end three- and four-resident LTC rooms

QUEEN’S PARK — Having three or four long-term care residents in a room is a dangerous cause of COVID-19 spread — and the Ford government knows it’s happening all over the province, and isn’t taking... More
October 16, 2020

MPP announces motion to restore municipal authority on construction noise

TORONTO — The NDP MPP for University-Rosedale, Jessica Bell, will table a motion in the legislature to restore authority to municipalities to set their own construction noise bylaws. Bell is respon... More
October 16, 2020

ACT NOW: Support MPP Jessica Bell's motion to restore municipal construction noise bylaws

In April, the Ford government used an emergency order to suspend noise bylaws and prevent the City of Toronto from limiting non-essential construction noise between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily.  As ... More
October 15, 2020

Seaton Village Community Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete MPP Jessica Bell's Community Survey for Seaton Village. With the ongoing public health crisis, we're looking for new ways to keep in touch. This survey is ... More
October 9, 2020

For-profit COVID-19 tests go to Ontario’s public labs, while Ford contracts with failed U.S. company fired by Florida

QUEEN’S PARK – Doug Ford is sending Ontarians’ COVID-19 swabs to an American company so disastrous it was fired by the state of Florida after losing the results of 75,000 of that state’s test resul... More
October 9, 2020

Horwath releases plan for new, public and non-profit home care and long-term care system

TORONTO — Starting in 2022, Andrea Horwath will create 50,000 new long-term care spaces, ending the wait for home care and long-term care, and within eight years will make the entire system public ... More
October 9, 2020

Crosslinx lawsuit proof Ford government must ditch costly P3 model: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP Transit Critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) released the following statement in response to news that Crosslinx Transit Solutions is suing Metrolinx and Infrastruct... More