Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

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
August 19, 2020

What can we do to fight for safe public education?

Since school closed in March, our family has been struggling with the impossible job of juggling full-time work and full-time parenting our two school-aged children. I, along with the parents of ... More
August 18, 2020

MPP Jessica Bell and MPP Suze Morrison's statement on hate crime and vandalism at Masjid Toronto

Toronto — Suze Morrison, MPP for Toronto Centre, and Jessica Bell, MPP for University—Rosedale, released the following statement condemning the sixth attack on Masjid Toronto in the last three mont... More
August 18, 2020

Ford's 'microtransit' conditions will hurt municipalities and riders: NDP

TORONTO — The Ontario NDP Transit critic, University— Rosedale MPP Jessica Bell, made a statement in response to Doug Ford making municipal transit funding contingent on the privatization of ce... More
August 6, 2020

ACT NOW: Demand a fully funded and safe return to school in September

For months, New Democrats have been calling on Doug Ford to work with parents, teachers and education workers and school boards to deliver a funded plan for a safe return to classes. What we got in... More
July 30, 2020

UniRose childcare roundtable reveals need for funding, consultation

Last week, I hosted a Child care roundtable to learn about the huge challenges parents and child care centers are facing right now. Thank you for participating.    In the roundtable, child care... More
July 21, 2020

ACT NOW: Ford must fully match federal transit funding

Transit agencies across Ontario have been cutting service and laying off workers because they have lost up to 100 percent of their fare revenue since March. Ontario’s largest transit agency, the TT... More
July 14, 2020

Ford’s COVID-19 bill gives blanket authority for Ontario to seize land and build near transit

This legislative session has revealed very clearly that Premier Ford wants the private sector to help pay for his four new transit projects.  To offset the cost of station construction, Ford wants ... More
July 9, 2020

Ford must reverse decision forcing migrant workers with COVID-19 to keep working

Forcing migrant workers to work with COVID-19 risks additional outbreaks in this already hard-hit and marginalized community. It is also inhumane.  I support Dr. Persaud’s call for an immediate rev... More
July 7, 2020

Bill 171 passed into law

Bill 171: The Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 passed into law today. Its purpose is to speed up the delivery of Ontario’s four priority transit projects: the Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway ... More
June 30, 2020

New report reveals major delays on Ontario transit projects

On Monday, June 29th I sent a letter to the Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney, demanding answers from the Ford government following a new report that revealed major delays that could se... More
June 23, 2020

Put an end to systemic racism and police violence

Dear Neighbour,  Thank you to everyone who has tirelessly advocated for putting an end to systemic racism and police violence. Anti-Black racism is real and pervasive in our city, province, and cou... More
June 18, 2020

What Should School in September Look Like?

  Emergency online learning was challenging for many parents, kids and teachers. No matter where kids learn, we need to do more to support high quality public education in Ontario. Join me on Mond... More