Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

October 29, 2020

NDP tabling motion to cap food delivery fees to save Ontario small businesses

QUEEN’S PARK — The NDP is tabling a motion to cap food delivery charges by third-party delivery services, which are taking outrageous margins — as high as 30 per cent — from restaurants... More
October 29, 2020

NDP calling for education funding bump as thousands of students flee in-class learning

QUEEN’S PARK — Thousands of students are fleeing in-class learning and opting for online classes — proof that families have lost confidence in the safety of our schools under Doug Ford’... More
October 26, 2020

ACT NOW: Defend local democracy

Doug Ford's omnibus Bill 218: Supporting Ontario's Recovery Act overrides local democracy by scrapping ranked ballots without consulting voters or their local municipalities. Our First-Past-the-Pos... More
October 23, 2020

Gates: Ontarians need to know which workplaces have outbreaks

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls), Official Opposition NDP critic for Workplace Health and Safety, took Doug Ford to task Monday for not releasing information on which Ontario employer... More
October 23, 2020

Long-term care and home care system is at least 6,000 PSWs short

QUEEN’S PARK — The Ministry of Long Term Care admitted the government knew over the summer that the system was short as many as 6,000 personal support workers (PSWs) – yet the Ford government is st... More
October 23, 2020

Lindo’s Seniors' Advocate Act passes unanimously

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) has released a statement after her private member’s bill, Seniors' Advocate Act, 2020 (Bill 196), was passed unanimously at second reading in t... More
October 23, 2020

Scrapping ranked ballots was a complete surprise to local municipalities

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPPs Peggy Sattler (London West), the NDP’s critic for Democratic Reform, and Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands), say Doug Ford is overriding local democracy by scrapping rank... More
October 23, 2020

Bill 222 set to change the way transit construction takes place in Ontario

The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 222, a bill which purportedly aims to speed up transit construction by taking away the rights of businesses, residents and municipalities. While Bill... More
October 22, 2020

It's time Doug Ford ramp up support for the TTC and made-in-Ontario transit

Today, the TTC is voting to order more buses, subways, streetcars, and Wheel-Trans buses, but the order will fall short of what is needed to replace aging vehicles. If the Premier fails to ramp up ... More
October 22, 2020

NDP MPPs call on Ford to help Toronto buy made-in-Ontario transit vehicles to create jobs, ease overcrowding

TORONTO AND THUNDER BAY — MPP Jessica Bell (University Rosedale) and MPP Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay-Aitikokan) are calling on the Ford government to help Toronto buy more made-in-Ontario ... More
October 16, 2020

Ford hikes electricity bills again, dragging people’s bills further in the wrong direction

Ford has blown his 12% hydro reduction promise TORONTO — At a time when people need relief from monthly costs, the Ford government is hiking electricity prices again — dragging Ontario’s high elect... More
October 16, 2020

Horwath demands to see a plan and funding to end three- and four-resident LTC rooms

QUEEN’S PARK — Having three or four long-term care residents in a room is a dangerous cause of COVID-19 spread — and the Ford government knows it’s happening all over the province, and isn’t taking... More