Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

July 28, 2021

NDP demands protections for renters living in hot apartments

TORONTO — Jessica Bell, the Ontario NDP critic for Tenant Rights, is urging the Ford government to take legislative action to protect tenants living in dangerously hot apartments. Bell was joined f... More
July 12, 2021

Chinese-Speaking Tenants Rights Townhall 租客法律權益線上中文討論

過去一年對於很多租客來說都是困難的一年, 在疫情期間湧現了新的問題. 為了提高華人租客對於自身權利的認識, 多了解租客可以如何組織團結起來, 以及殘障人士的住屋權益, 我們辦公室將會在七月二十二日, 星期四下午兩點到四點舉行租客權益講座. 該講座將會以廣東話以及普通話進行, 我們同時會提供中英翻譯. 本次講座將會分兩小組進行. 請按這裡註冊. 第一組: 主講者: Jenny Quan, 法律... More
June 29, 2021

Call for accountability in support of residential school survivors

Only a few weeks ago, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that the remains of 215 children had been found on the grounds of a Kamloops Residential School and now hundreds more unm... More
June 25, 2021

Phone Zap for Residential School Survivors

Only a few weeks ago, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that the remains of 215 children had been found on the grounds of a Kamloops Residential School and now hundreds more unmark... More
June 25, 2021

Ontario’s laws do not adequately protect renters from illegal eviction

Ron and his mom have been dealing with landlord harassment for years.  Among many other things, their landlord has given them informal eviction notices, cut electricity in some rooms, damaged thei... More
June 24, 2021

Statement from Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations

THUNDER BAY — NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, released the following statement in response to the horrific discovery of hundreds of child... More
June 24, 2021

ACT NOW: Say no to hybrid learning!

The last year and a half has been an extremely difficult time for students, parents and educators and the government needs to do everything in its power to make schools as safe and as normal as po... More
June 22, 2021

Ford should freeze rent increases, help people struggling during the pandemic

QUEEN’S PARK — Jessica Bell, Ontario NDP critic for Tenant Rights, released the following statement on the Ford government’s quiet decision to let landlord raise rents again in 2022 by setting the ... More
June 18, 2021

SAY NO TO HYBRID LEARNING Community Meeting & Phone Zap

We need to urgently send a message to the Ford government and push back against measures that do not have the best interest of students in mind. Please join our community meeting and phone zap on ... More
June 18, 2021

NDP MPP calls for action to stop billionaire corporation from buying up single-family homes

TORONTO – NDP Housing critic MPP Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) is calling on Doug Ford to take action to stop a corporation from buying up $1 billion in single-family homes across Southern Ont... More
June 17, 2021

ACT NOW: Support MPP Jessica Bell's Vacant Homes Tax

Skyrocketing housing prices have made the dream of homeownership out of reach for many Ontarians, particularly young people and newcomers. While Doug Ford has helped speculators and large developer... More
June 10, 2021

Tenant Townhall: Keeping our homes cool this summer

With summer here, the days and nights are getting hot and many tenants do not have access to air conditioning. Some renters who try to install their own air conditioning units experience harassmen... More
June 7, 2021

NDP motion would create speculation and vacant home taxes

Following NDP commitments, Bell's motion would direct tax revenue to building affordable housing  TORONTO – NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) introduced a motion this week to cr... More
June 1, 2021

Evictions ban ending Wednesday is dangerous: NDP critic

TORONTO — The Ontario NDP's Housing and Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) is warning of the dangers of Doug Ford’s decision to lift the evictions ban on Wednesday, despite the... More
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