Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

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
October 16, 2020

MPP announces motion to restore municipal authority on construction noise

TORONTO — The NDP MPP for University-Rosedale, Jessica Bell, will table a motion in the legislature to restore authority to municipalities to set their own construction noise bylaws. Bell is respon... More
October 16, 2020

ACT NOW: Support MPP Jessica Bell's motion to restore municipal construction noise bylaws

In April, the Ford government used an emergency order to suspend noise bylaws and prevent the City of Toronto from limiting non-essential construction noise between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., daily.  As ... More
October 15, 2020

Seaton Village Community Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete MPP Jessica Bell's Community Survey for Seaton Village. With the ongoing public health crisis, we're looking for new ways to keep in touch. This survey is ... More
October 9, 2020

For-profit COVID-19 tests go to Ontario’s public labs, while Ford contracts with failed U.S. company fired by Florida

QUEEN’S PARK – Doug Ford is sending Ontarians’ COVID-19 swabs to an American company so disastrous it was fired by the state of Florida after losing the results of 75,000 of that state’s test resul... More
October 9, 2020

Horwath releases plan for new, public and non-profit home care and long-term care system

TORONTO — Starting in 2022, Andrea Horwath will create 50,000 new long-term care spaces, ending the wait for home care and long-term care, and within eight years will make the entire system public ... More
October 9, 2020

Crosslinx lawsuit proof Ford government must ditch costly P3 model: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP Transit Critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) released the following statement in response to news that Crosslinx Transit Solutions is suing Metrolinx and Infrastruct... More
October 1, 2020

Thursday October 1 Update

Dear Neighbour, I am deeply concerned by the stark rise in COVID-19 cases in our city, as are many of you.  We will continue to push the Ontario Government to release a comprehensive second wave pl... More
October 1, 2020

Have your say at Queen's Park

COVID-19 has had a deep impact on the University-Rosedale community. As we begin to think about our recovery, it is critical we fight for legislation that prioritizes our health, our economy, and o... More
September 29, 2020

Moore Park Community Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete MPP Jessica Bell's Community Survey for Moore Park. With the ongoing public health crisis, we're looking for new ways to keep in touch. This survey is mean... More
September 29, 2020

NDP releases Save Main Street: A Plan for Jobs and Financial Security for Working People

QUEEN's PARK — Working folks need financial stability to make it through the second wave of COVID-19, and drive the recovery. That’s why Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, and C... More
September 28, 2020

NDP Transit critic sounds alarm as new report reveals more delays for the Ontario Line

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP transit critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) is demanding answers from the Ford government as a new report reveals the Ontario Line has been delayed by a further two... More
September 25, 2020

MPP Jessica Bell offers condolences following the tragic death of a cyclist in University-Rosedale

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Transit Critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) released the following statement after a fatal incident involving a cyclist in her riding. “I am deeply distressed to le... More
September 25, 2020

Facing $120 million in skyrocketing PRESTO fare costs, MPP Jessica Bell demands change

QUEEN’S PARK — A new report reveals Ontario’s taxpayers are on the hook for $120 million in TTC fare system costs, thanks to the government’s privatized PRESTO system, and NDP Transit critic Jessic... More
September 25, 2020

Toronto's West End NDP MPP's condemn spate of sexual assault and harassment incidents

This week I joined my colleagues in categorically and whole-heartedly condemning the recent attacks, assault, harassment, attempted abductions, and intimidation targeted toward women in the neighbo... More
September 23, 2020

Wednesday September 23 Update

Dear Neighbour,  COVID-19 cases are rising fast, largely in response to the decision in July to ease restrictions and move the province into stage three. The case counts are increasing at the same ... More
September 18, 2020

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 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stress of fighting a no-fault eviction forces many tenants... More
September 17, 2020

Today I announced my new bill to protect tenants from eviction

Every week I meet residents who are hurting because our city is in the middle of an affordable housing crisis. Illegal evictions are making the housing crisis worse. Today I announced my private ... More
September 15, 2020

Time to turn golf courses into city parks and more

Did you know the City of Toronto owns seven golf courses? On Monday, September 14th, the City’s Government Management Committee voted to extend the life of five of the City of Toronto golf courses... More
September 15, 2020

Survey - Share your thoughts on Doug Ford's back to school plan

September is upon us. Our community demands a safe return to schools. As COVID-19 cases climb and elementary students return to classrooms full-time, I want to learn more about your thoughts, f... More
September 14, 2020

NDP calls for more testing sites as kids go back to school, lines grow

TORONTO — The Official Opposition is calling on the government to open more COVID-19 testing sites right away as more than two million students and staff head back to school, and line ups at some t... More
August 19, 2020

Get Active for a Safe September - Virtual Townhall Registration

Join our “Get Active for a Safe September” Townhall Thursday September 3, 6pm - 7:30pm  Panelists include TDSB Trustee Chris Moise, Jess Lyons from Ontario Parent Action Network, Joy Lachica from ... More