Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

June 30, 2020

New report reveals major delays on Ontario transit projects

On Monday, June 29th I sent a letter to the Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney, demanding answers from the Ford government following a new report that revealed major delays that could se... More
June 23, 2020

Put an end to systemic racism and police violence

Dear Neighbour,  Thank you to everyone who has tirelessly advocated for putting an end to systemic racism and police violence. Anti-Black racism is real and pervasive in our city, province, and cou... More
June 18, 2020

What Should School in September Look Like?

  Emergency online learning was challenging for many parents, kids and teachers. No matter where kids learn, we need to do more to support high quality public education in Ontario. Join me on Mond... More
June 15, 2020

ACT NOW: Ensure child care reopens safely and affordably

Child care centres across the province were given the green light to reopen on Friday, June 12th.  For parents who have been waiting for more support balancing the demands of work and child care d... More
June 4, 2020

Letter to Premier Doug Ford calling for a complete and transparent investigation into Mon Sheong Home for the Aged

On June 4, 2020, I sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford urgently requesting complete transparency as well as an immediate investigation into Mon Sheong Home for the Aged handling of a devastating COV... More
June 2, 2020

Privatized Ontario Line likely to be delayed

A report released in the Toronto Star today showed that Doug Ford’s privatized Ontario Line project is likely to miss its target 2027 completion date. The Ford government ripped up a shovel ready r... More
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