Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

March 17, 2023

ACT NOW: Make Affordable Housing a Budget Priority

Everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live.  Tell the Ford government that enough is enough. We need a viable housing plan now that addresses the affordable housing and homelessness crisis now. More
March 13, 2023

School boards face looming staff and funding cuts

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) and NDP Education critic, Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West-Nepean) held a press conference Monday calling on the Ford Conservatives to address th... More
March 3, 2023

NDP bill would give condo owners a place to go for negligence, unfair fees

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Housing critic and University–Rosedale MPP Jessica Bell has introduced legislation to expand the jurisdiction of the province's Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), so that cond... More
March 1, 2023

NDP Housing Critic finds Ford costing Ontarians more in property taxes

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP’s Housing Critic MPP Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) completed a scan of the GTHA and found that nearly every single municipality has been forced to raise property taxes as a ... More
February 27, 2023

NDP MPPs calls for stronger protections for condo residents

QUEEN’S PARK – In response to the Auditor General’s report on condos revealing poor regulation and oversight in the sector, NDP MPPs Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) and Tom Rakocevic (Humber Riv... More
February 23, 2023

Condo residents need stronger consumer protections

This week, the Ontario Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee released a stern report calling for better consumer protections for Ontario’s 1.3 million condo residents. This joint-report, which wa... More
February 22, 2023

Stiles, NDP propose public solutions to Ford’s health care crisis

QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition, France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Ontario NDP Health critic, and MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) urged the Ford government to put ... More
February 22, 2023

NDP MPPs urge government to pass bill protecting human rights during emergencies

QUEENS PARK – Chandra Pasma, MPP for Ottawa (Ottawa West-Nepean), called on government MPPs to support Bill 47 and commit to protecting the rights of seniors, people living with disabilities, paren... More
February 3, 2023

NDP motion would restrict sprawl, save farmland

QUEEN’S PARK ⸺ NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell and the NDP MPP for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas Sandy Shaw are calling on the Ford government to direct municipalities in Southern Ontario to build ... More
February 2, 2023

Ontario NDP calls on Ford to protect access to justice in Ontario

TORONTO – NDP MPPs Kristyn Wong-Tam (Toronto Centre) and Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) called on Doug Ford to protect Ontarians' access to justice by implementing reforms before the Ombudsman ... More
February 1, 2023

Rally to Stop the Privatization of Health Care

We know the Ford government has created a crisis in our health care system by grossly underfunding it, capping workers' wages, and driving health care professionals out of the system.  We see it e... More
February 1, 2023

We're hiring a temporary full-time staff person

Our office is hiring a temporary full-time staff person to manage our case work files and support our outreach work.  If you are interested in the position please apply as soon as you can. The posi... More
January 31, 2023

Stop harmful sprawl, protect farmland

Ontario municipalities are being forced to redraw their urban borders to replace precious farmland with unsustainable sprawl. We need to build more homes in Ontario, but not like this.  Instead of... More
January 31, 2023

NDP asks Ford government to investigate Airbnb, crack down on illegal short-term rentals

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) is calling on the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to investigate and crack down on illegal short-term rentals ... More
January 31, 2023

Tell Premier Ford to crack down on illegal short-term rentals

Toronto has long been a battleground between investors who want to make a lot of money and renters who just want a home. Right now, there are over 12,000 short-term rentals advertised on Airbnb... More
January 27, 2023

Short Term Rentals Hurt Housing Affordability

Toronto has a housing affordability crisis. Far too many of us are paying too much to rent, and can no longer afford to live in our city. Currently, there are 12,000 short-term rentals on the marke... More
January 26, 2023

Toronto MPP urges City to expand speed camera program

TORONTO — The NDP MPP for University—Rosedale Jessica Bell is calling on John Tory and Toronto City Council to expand Toronto’s Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) program to make the city’s streets ... More
January 20, 2023

ACTION ALERT! Hands off the Greenbelt!

ACTION ALERT! Join me this coming Monday, January 23 at 12pm in front of the Sheraton Centre (123 Queen St W) to stand in solidarity with as they lead the way to “Keep The ... More
January 12, 2023

Save lives. Open warming centres now.

Two people experiencing homelessness have died from the elements since the December holidays. It is unconscionable our City would delay opening warm and safe spaces for people to escape the bitter... More
December 13, 2022

Sign our public letter to bring more safety cameras to Toronto

It's winter. It gets dark early, and the weather is bad.  At this time of year, people are vulnerable to being injured and killed on our roads. Evidence has demonstrated time and time again that s... More
December 12, 2022

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
December 12, 2022

ACT NOW: Support MPP Jessica Bell's bill cracking down on illegal evictions

Ontario has an affordable housing crisis and many renters are suffering extreme stress and hardship, especially as rents and the cost of living continues to soar.   The stress of fighting a no-fau... More
December 12, 2022

Stop the sprawl

Building more homes in existing neighbourhoods is far more sustainable than low-density urban sprawl. It allows us to protect farmland and the natural envrionment, promotes more sustainable transp... More
December 9, 2022

It's time for the Condo Authority Tribunal to resolve the disputes that matter

Add your name below to send a letter to Premier Ford, Minister of Government and Consumer Services Kaleed Rasheed, and your MPP to call on the Ford government to pass MPP Jessica Bell's motion to ... More
December 8, 2022

Minister Steve Clark declines to support tenants threatened by eviction for using window AC units

In June of this year, MPP Bhutila Karpoche and I wrote to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark to inform him about tenants of 130 Jameson Avenue receiving threats and eviction noti... More
December 7, 2022

Ford wrong to ignore rights of Ontarians to be consulted on environmental concerns: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK – Interim Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns said Doug Ford’s government is wrong to deliberately ignore the rights of Ontarians to be consulted on important environmental matters, respon... More
December 7, 2022

NDP gives government report highlighting testimonies from social assistance recipients, urging Ford to double rates

QUEEN'S PARK  — NDP MPPs delivered a report Wednesday to Doug Ford and the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services highlighting the daily challenges of Ontarians who live on social assi... More
December 7, 2022

Community Recognition Awards 2022

This past November, we were able to resume our Community Recognition Awards in person. This is an annual celebration where we come together to recognize those in University-Rosedale who are making... More
December 7, 2022

NDP MPP calls for expansion of Condo Tribunal to resolve common condo complaints

TORONTO — NDP Housing critic and MPP for University–Rosedale Jessica Bell has introduced a motion for the Ford government to expand the jurisdiction and enforcement power of the province's Condomin... More
November 28, 2022

Ontario’s housing crisis will get worse under Ford’s new legislation: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell responded to the Ford government’s passage of Bill 23 with the following statement: “The Ford government’s scheme has one very clear winner, a... More