Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

May 31, 2021

ACT NOW! Support Small Businesses

To join MPP Jessica Bell's phone zap in support of small businesses on Thursday, June 3 from 6-8 pm, send an email to [email protected] Local Businesses are integral to our community. My office ... More
May 27, 2021

Premier Ford’s land use planning agenda is a big worry

Since becoming premier, the Doug Ford government has rewritten many of the laws and regulations that decide how we build and what we build. These developer-friendly changes help Doug Ford’s donor b... More
May 26, 2021

ACT NOW: Help kids & youth recover from COVID-19

I am proud to join NDP MPP Marit Stiles in tabling our new bill the Centering Youth in Pandemic Recovery Act. If passed, the Bill would establish three important measures to ensure children, youth... More
May 26, 2021

NDP bill would ensure kids and youth centred in post-pandemic recovery

Originally published May 19, 2021   QUEEN'S PARK — NDP Education critic Marit Stiles (Davenport) and University-Rosedale MPP Jessica Bell will table a bill Wednesday to ensure children and youth... More
May 19, 2021

Vaccine pop-up clinics coming to UniRose!

The first clinic is located at Cecil Community Centre on 58 Cecil Street and will be open May 25th and May 26th from 10am-8pm. Cecil community centre is welcoming both appointments and drop-ins. ... More
May 18, 2021

ACT NOW: Support Bill 294 and climate sustainability!

My new bill with MPP Ian Arthur, if passed, will require businesses to publicly disclose how they may be impacted by various climate change risk scenarios, and outline measures to curb the impacts... More
May 15, 2021

ACT NOW: It’s time to safely reopen Ontario’s outdoors

Fill out the form below and to send a letter to Premier Doug Ford and your MPP to demand they support NDP motion to safely reopen the outdoors! More
May 14, 2021

Vaccine Information Session in Mandarin

We will be holding a vaccine information session in Mandarin on May 18th, 2-4 p.m. We will provide interpretations. Nurse Practitioner from Hong Fook Connecting Health, Ms. Flora Lo, will give a p... More
May 13, 2021

ACT NOW: Stop Bill 276 and give tenants a fair chance at the LTB!

While Ontarians have been struggling to make ends meet and stay housed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Landlord and Tenant Board has been busy conducting a dangerous eviction blitz behind closed... More
May 7, 2021

Virtual Townhall: Tenant Rights and a fair LTB!

I am deeply concerned by Schedule 27 in Ontario’s new Bill 276, which if passed, will punish Ontarians who record and share proceedings at tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal and the La... More
May 6, 2021

NDP bill to make companies disclose climate change risk

QUEEN'S PARK – NDP MPPs Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) and Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) will introduce a bill requiring publicly traded companies in Ontario to publicly report the fina... More
May 6, 2021

85% of businesses in University-Rosedale still waiting for Ford's small biz grant

TORONTO — MPP Jessica Bell's survey of businesses in her riding of University-Rosedale found 85 per cent of eligible business owners that applied to the government's small business grant program ha... More
May 5, 2021

ACT NOW: Make our roads safer for all users!

  Recently, the Ontario government introduced Bill 282 The Moving Ontarians More Safely Act (MOMS Act) and it's quickly moving through committee. While the MOMS Act is a step in the right directio... More
April 27, 2021

Take Action Roundtable on Road Safety and the MOMS Act

Yesterday, the Ontario government introduced Bill 282 The Moving Ontarians More Safely Act (MOMS Act). While the MOMS Act takes positive steps to make our roads safer, the MOMS Act gives us the op... More
April 27, 2021

NDP road safety proposals adopted by government

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP MPP for University Rosedale Jessica Bell released the following statement in response to the MOMS Act including road safety improvements she has been pushing for:  "Cyclists are ... More
April 22, 2021

Here's a roundup on the latest housing measures that impact Toronto

All levels of government must take wise bold steps to tackle Toronto’s housing crisis to ensure everyone has a safe and affordable home. I want to share some recent provincial, federal and municipa... More
April 9, 2021

Townhall: What does Ford’s budget and latest announcements mean for education and our kids?

Ontario’s 2021 budget confirms Doug Ford’s government is cutting $1.6 billion from education and there is also news the Ford government is looking to make full-time online learning permanent. Ther... More
April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccine Rollout: Live Q&A

The number one issue that my office is hearing about right now is vaccines. You want to know where, how, and when you will be getting one. You want to know if they are safe and effective. You want... More
April 8, 2021

ACT NOW: Demand safe communities and safe schools!

Ontario’s 2021 budget confirms Doug Ford’s government is cutting $1.6 billion from education. There will also be no replenishment of school board reserves, which were exhausted last year and no com... More
April 1, 2021

Ontario Small Business Support Grant feedback form now open

  Since the Ontario Small Business Support Grant (OSBG) was launched, our office has heard from a number of business owners who have struggled to access this grant. We want to hear what has and wh... More
April 1, 2021

Ford passes bill to make it easier to ignore public's concerns before bulldozing

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Attorney General critic Gurratan Singh (Brampton East), and NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) issued the following statement in response to the Doug Ford gove... More
March 29, 2021

ACT NOW: Stop microplastics from entering our waterways!

Microplastics in the Great Lakes are an increasing concern for the health of our waters, the creatures that live there, and the 14.5 million Ontarians who rely on them for their drinking water. Th... More
March 29, 2021

NDP MPPs' bill would reduce microplastics in Ontario waters

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP MPPs Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) and Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) will introduce a bill to prohibit the sale of washing machines not equipped with a filter that r... More
March 26, 2021

More must be done to ensure fair access to vaccine

Migrant and undocumented people are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, often working in essential jobs that sustain our communities.  Although undocumented workers contribute to Ontario’s eco... More
March 25, 2021

Seniors should not have to worry about unfair evictions

In 2019, over 100 seniors were evicted from Davenhill Senior Living at Yonge and Bloor. The work we did with these residents helped us to realize that laws protecting seniors in retirement homes n... More
March 18, 2021

NDP bill would protect seniors from unfair eviction

TORONTO – Ontario NDP Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) will introduce a bill to better protect seniors living in retirement homes against unfair rent increases, service fees ... More
March 12, 2021

Doug Ford is bringing big money back into politics

While Ontarians continue to struggle with the province’s failed response to COVID-19, the Ford government is making changes to Ontario’s election laws that will shield them from public criticism an... More
March 11, 2021

What to do when you're facing an eviction

Join MPP Jessica Bell, MPP Jill Andrew, and tenant advocates for a digital information session on how to fight an eviction, what to expect in a landlord and tenant board meeting and how to ... More
March 8, 2021

Lifting evictions ban unsafe and unethical: NDP MPP

TORONTO — The Ontario NDP's Housing and Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) held a virtual press conference Monday warning of the dangers of Doug Ford's decision to lift the evi... More
March 4, 2021

Ford must step up supports to stop homelessness and housing crisis: NDP

NDP responds to shocking FAO report QUEEN'S PARK -- The Ontario's NDP's Housing and Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell and Poverty and Homelessness critic Rima Berns-McGown made this statement in re... More