Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

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
March 13, 2020

ACT NOW: We Need a Vision Zero Strategy for Road Safety

Everyone has a right to feel safe on our roads, including drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, seniors, kids, and emergency road workers. But right now, our streets aren't safe. Each day, an average of ... More
February 26, 2020

MPP Bell calls for transit to be built faster with moratorium on using P3s to build transit

Jessica Bell, Ontario NDP Transit critic, is calling on Doug Ford to speed up the delivery of upcoming transit projects by stopping the use of P3 procurement, at least until the auditor general con... More
February 20, 2020

ACT Now: Stop the Fare Hikes

The Ford Government is about to make some big transit cuts, with huge impacts on commuters. Commuters that take the GO and the TTC are about to see their fares go up by $1.50 per ride, or $3 per ro... More
February 20, 2020

I want to hear from you!

Your thoughts and concerns are very important to me – I want to hear from you! Please let me know how I can best represent you and your priorities within our community as well as at Queen’s Park. More
February 14, 2020

Downtown MPPs Call on Airbnb to Follow the City of Toronto's Rules

Following the tragic shooting at an Airbnb rental in CityPlace, University-Rosedale MPP Jessica Bell has written an open letter, along with MPP Chris Glover (Spadina-Fort York) and MPP Suze Morriso... More
January 23, 2020

Condo Dwellers: Have your say

More info coming soon
January 23, 2020

Statement from NDP Transit critic on March 31 end date for fare discount for GTA commuters

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition critic for Transit Jessica Bell released the following statement regarding the news that  the Discounted Double Fare program between GO and the TTC will officiall... More
January 9, 2020

Tenant School

Are you a tenant? Are you struggling to get basic repairs done? Ever felt nervous about your privacy, rent increases or evictions? Do you have questions about your rights under the law? Have you e... More
December 5, 2019

Act Now: Stop the Education Cuts

The Ontario Government’s decision last spring to cut $1 billion from Ontario classrooms is hurting students, parents, and schools. All across the province, teachers are getting pink slips, student... More
November 28, 2019

Letter from MPP Bell and MPP Stiles asks Ministers to support speed enforcement cameras in school zones

22 public school councils, residents' associations, road safety groups, and concerned individuals have signed an open letter from Transit Critic Jessica Bell (MPP for University-Rosedale) and MPP M... More
November 26, 2019

MPP Jessica Bell Asks Metrolinx, Mulroney to come clean on cost of Instagram ‘influencer’ ads

University—Rosedale MPP Jessica Bell has written an open letter to Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney and Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster, publicly requesting that they release the ... More
November 20, 2019

MPP Jessica Bell Requests Immediate Review of the Retirement Homes Act

MPP Bell requests an immediate review of the Retirement Homes Act, including how it interacts with the Residential Tenancies Act, in response to abrupt closures of retirement homes. Private retirem... More
November 7, 2019

Act Now: Stand Up for Worker Safety

Last month, we lost a member of our community, Enrico Miranda. Enrico was a father and a grandfather. He was known for his kind smile. He grew up in the Philippines where he trained as an engineer... More
October 16, 2019

The Ontario Government is backing down from stealing our subway, but issues remain

This morning, the Ontario Government and Mayor John Tory made some big transit announcements on the subway upload, the Ontario Line, the Scarborough Extension, the Yonge Line extension, and the Egl... More
October 3, 2019

Community Celebration

On December 5th, 2019 University-Rosedale came together for our annual recognition of community members who are making a difference. The following individuals and groups were honoured. Thank yo... More
September 23, 2019

Supporting Students and Staff in Standing Up to Climate Change

Click here to read my full letter to University of Toronto President Meric Gertler, asking for support for U of T students, faculty and staff to take part in the Global Climate Strike on September ... More
September 23, 2019

ACT NOW: Stand up for transit riders' safety

Every day, streetcar operators and transit riders see drivers refusing to stop behind open streetcar doors. This behaviour continues, even though it is an offence under section 166 of the Ontario H... More
September 20, 2019

Act Now: Stand Up for a Green New Deal

  This fall, history was made as millions of people across the world, in over 150 countries, took to the streets to strike for the climate. In Ontario, dozens of strikes are took place from Septem... More
July 10, 2019

Community Forum on the Climate Crisis

The effects of climate change are happening in our community and across our province. As temperatures and water levels rise and instances of extreme weather become even more common, it’s clear that... More
July 3, 2019

July 17: Health Care Town Hall

A Conversation for the health care community, including health care professionals Join us on Wednesday July 17, from 6-8pm at the YWCA (87 Elm St) to learn about and discuss upcoming provincial cha... More
June 17, 2019

ACT NOW: Stop the Cuts to Legal Aid in Ontario

The Ontario government has slashed funding to Legal Aid Ontario by 30 percent. The province also directed that no provincial money could be used to cover immigration and refugee law.  By cutting ov... More
June 5, 2019

U of T Community Conversation

Join MPP Jessica Bell on June 13 for a conversation with the University of Toronto Community. We'll be discussing the impacts of cuts and policy changes on everything from student services and grou... More
June 3, 2019

Letter to Minister of Transportation on the electrification of the GO network

On June 3, 2019, Jessica Bell and six fellow Toronto MPPs sent a letter to Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek regarding their concern that the government may be reneging on its commitment to the... More
May 30, 2019

May 2019 Newsletter - Together in the fight for our schools, public transit, housing, the environment, and more

Sign up to receive our newsletter here.  Dear Friend, This season, I’ve been standing up and speaking out against the Government’s cuts to the programs and services that build strong communities.I... More
May 24, 2019

We're Here to Stay: A Community Meeting on Tenant Issues In and Around Kensington Market

We had a full house at a community meeting in Kensington Market on May 9th to talk about housing and tenants' rights. More
January 22, 2019

Act Now: Have your say on the Ontario Line

Transit riders have spent years waiting for fast, reliable, and affordable new transit. Last year, Premier Doug Ford stole Toronto’s right to plan its own transit lines and scrapped the sensible, s... More