Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

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
June 15, 2020

ACT NOW: Ensure child care reopens safely and affordably

Child care centres across the province were given the green light to reopen on Friday, June 12th.  For parents who have been waiting for more support balancing the demands of work and child care d... More
June 4, 2020

Letter to Premier Doug Ford calling for a complete and transparent investigation into Mon Sheong Home for the Aged

On June 4, 2020, I sent a letter to Premier Doug Ford urgently requesting complete transparency as well as an immediate investigation into Mon Sheong Home for the Aged handling of a devastating COV... More
June 2, 2020

Privatized Ontario Line likely to be delayed

A report released in the Toronto Star today showed that Doug Ford’s privatized Ontario Line project is likely to miss its target 2027 completion date. The Ford government ripped up a shovel ready r... More
June 2, 2020

Bill 171 opens door for privatized delivery of transit

The Ontario Government is moving forward with Bill 171, The Building Transit Faster Act. This is what the bill does  Bill 171’s purpose is to speed up the delivery of four transit projects: the Ont... More