Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News and Events

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
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