Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

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November 4, 2020

Ford should pass NDP bill to ensure all Ontarians have access to broadband

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Deputy Leader John Vanthof released the following statement following the Ford government’s latest broadband announcement. “The fact that 1.4 million Ontarians have no access to ... More
November 2, 2020

Seniors Townhall: A Time to Care

On November 12th at 6pm join MPP Jessica Bell and Official Opposition seniors critic MPP Joel Harden to discuss the Ontario NDP platform for Aging Ontarians.  Join in to share your concerns, ask q... More
November 2, 2020

Burch’s Bill to Regulate Supportive Living Accommodations Wins Unanimous Support

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP MPP Jeff Burch (Niagara Centre) has released a statement after his private member’s bill, Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Supportive Living Accommodation Act, 2020 (Bill 164), w... More
October 30, 2020

Horwath denounces Ford’s penny pinching as schools and daycares dominate COVID-19 outbreaks

QUEEN’S PARK —  With child care centres and schools a dominating source of COVID-19 outbreaks in Ontario’s hot spots according to data released Thursday, Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwa... More
October 30, 2020

Ford must deliver funding to support Vermont Square, facing one of Ontario's worst outbreaks: NDP

October 28, 2020 TORONTO — The NDP MPP for University—Rosedale, Jessica Bell, asked Doug Ford why his government isn't helping to fix testing delays, understaffing and an aging HVAC system at Vermo... More
October 30, 2020

Ford must stop ignoring Neskantaga emergency and provide support now: Mamakwa

October 28, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Doug Ford must stop turning his back on the people of Neskantaga and help the community through a public health crisis after it lost running water last w... More
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