Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

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September 15, 2020

Survey - Share your thoughts on Doug Ford's back to school plan

September is upon us. Our community demands a safe return to schools. As COVID-19 cases climb and elementary students return to classrooms full-time, I want to learn more about your thoughts, f... More
September 14, 2020

NDP calls for more testing sites as kids go back to school, lines grow

TORONTO — The Official Opposition is calling on the government to open more COVID-19 testing sites right away as more than two million students and staff head back to school, and line ups at some t... More
August 19, 2020

Get Active for a Safe September - Virtual Townhall Registration

Join our “Get Active for a Safe September” Townhall Thursday September 3, 6pm - 7:30pm  Panelists include TDSB Trustee Chris Moise, Jess Lyons from Ontario Parent Action Network, Joy Lachica from ... More
August 19, 2020

What can we do to fight for safe public education?

Since school closed in March, our family has been struggling with the impossible job of juggling full-time work and full-time parenting our two school-aged children. I, along with the parents of ... More
August 18, 2020

MPP Jessica Bell and MPP Suze Morrison's statement on hate crime and vandalism at Masjid Toronto

Toronto — Suze Morrison, MPP for Toronto Centre, and Jessica Bell, MPP for University—Rosedale, released the following statement condemning the sixth attack on Masjid Toronto in the last three mont... More
August 18, 2020

Ford's 'microtransit' conditions will hurt municipalities and riders: NDP

TORONTO — The Ontario NDP Transit critic, University— Rosedale MPP Jessica Bell, made a statement in response to Doug Ford making municipal transit funding contingent on the privatization of ce... More
August 6, 2020

ACT NOW: Demand a fully funded and safe return to school in September

For months, New Democrats have been calling on Doug Ford to work with parents, teachers and education workers and school boards to deliver a funded plan for a safe return to classes. What we got in... More
July 30, 2020

UniRose childcare roundtable reveals need for funding, consultation

Last week, I hosted a Child care roundtable to learn about the huge challenges parents and child care centers are facing right now. Thank you for participating.    In the roundtable, child care... More
July 21, 2020

ACT NOW: Ford must fully match federal transit funding

Transit agencies across Ontario have been cutting service and laying off workers because they have lost up to 100 percent of their fare revenue since March. Ontario’s largest transit agency, the TT... More
July 14, 2020

Ford’s COVID-19 bill gives blanket authority for Ontario to seize land and build near transit

This legislative session has revealed very clearly that Premier Ford wants the private sector to help pay for his four new transit projects.  To offset the cost of station construction, Ford wants ... More
July 9, 2020

Ford must reverse decision forcing migrant workers with COVID-19 to keep working

Forcing migrant workers to work with COVID-19 risks additional outbreaks in this already hard-hit and marginalized community. It is also inhumane.  I support Dr. Persaud’s call for an immediate rev... More
July 7, 2020

Bill 171 passed into law

Bill 171: The Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 passed into law today. Its purpose is to speed up the delivery of Ontario’s four priority transit projects: the Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway ... More