Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

News & Events

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
April 9, 2021

Townhall: What does Ford’s budget and latest announcements mean for education and our kids?

Ontario’s 2021 budget confirms Doug Ford’s government is cutting $1.6 billion from education and there is also news the Ford government is looking to make full-time online learning permanent. Ther... More
April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccine Rollout: Live Q&A

The number one issue that my office is hearing about right now is vaccines. You want to know where, how, and when you will be getting one. You want to know if they are safe and effective. You want... More
April 8, 2021

ACT NOW: Demand safe communities and safe schools!

Ontario’s 2021 budget confirms Doug Ford’s government is cutting $1.6 billion from education. There will also be no replenishment of school board reserves, which were exhausted last year and no com... More
April 1, 2021

Ontario Small Business Support Grant feedback form now open

  Since the Ontario Small Business Support Grant (OSBG) was launched, our office has heard from a number of business owners who have struggled to access this grant. We want to hear what has and wh... More
April 1, 2021

Ford passes bill to make it easier to ignore public's concerns before bulldozing

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Attorney General critic Gurratan Singh (Brampton East), and NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) issued the following statement in response to the Doug Ford gove... More
March 29, 2021

ACT NOW: Stop microplastics from entering our waterways!

Microplastics in the Great Lakes are an increasing concern for the health of our waters, the creatures that live there, and the 14.5 million Ontarians who rely on them for their drinking water. Th... More
March 29, 2021

NDP MPPs' bill would reduce microplastics in Ontario waters

QUEEN'S PARK — NDP MPPs Ian Arthur (Kingston and the Islands) and Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) will introduce a bill to prohibit the sale of washing machines not equipped with a filter that r... More
March 26, 2021

More must be done to ensure fair access to vaccine

Migrant and undocumented people are at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis, often working in essential jobs that sustain our communities.  Although undocumented workers contribute to Ontario’s eco... More
March 18, 2021

NDP bill would protect seniors from unfair eviction

TORONTO – Ontario NDP Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell (University–Rosedale) will introduce a bill to better protect seniors living in retirement homes against unfair rent increases, service fees ... More
March 12, 2021

Doug Ford is bringing big money back into politics

While Ontarians continue to struggle with the province’s failed response to COVID-19, the Ford government is making changes to Ontario’s election laws that will shield them from public criticism an... More
March 11, 2021

What to do when you're facing an eviction

Join MPP Jessica Bell, MPP Jill Andrew, and tenant advocates for a digital information session on how to fight an eviction, what to expect in a landlord and tenant board meeting and how to ... More
March 8, 2021

Lifting evictions ban unsafe and unethical: NDP MPP

TORONTO — The Ontario NDP's Housing and Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) held a virtual press conference Monday warning of the dangers of Doug Ford's decision to lift the evi... More
March 4, 2021

Ford must step up supports to stop homelessness and housing crisis: NDP

NDP responds to shocking FAO report QUEEN'S PARK -- The Ontario's NDP's Housing and Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell and Poverty and Homelessness critic Rima Berns-McGown made this statement in re... More
March 1, 2021

Bad changes to land use planning posed in Bill 245

Since becoming Premier, Doug Ford has passed laws and regulations to help big developers. After all, these are very people who helped him get elected and who continue to donate to PC MPPs. Now Doug... More
February 27, 2021

NDP urges more protection for renters as above guideline increases rise 250%

February 25, 2021 TORONTO — The NDP's Tenant Rights critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) called on the Ford government to address the skyrocketing numbers of above guideline rent hikes being a... More
February 17, 2021

NDP bill urges govt to ban pandemic evictions

TORONTO — NDP MPPs Suze Morrison (Toronto Centre) and Jessica Bell (University- Rosedale) are calling on all MPPs to pass their co-sponsored bill the No COVID Evictions Act on Wednesday. If passed,... More
February 16, 2021

ACT NOW: No COVID Evictions

No one should be forced out of their home in the middle of a pandemic. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of having a safe, secure place to call home.  Right now thousands of tenants are unab... More
February 9, 2021

Ford’s end to the State of Emergency sends dangerous messages

QUEEN’S PARK — Doug Ford’s move to end the State of Emergency Tuesday and re-open the province within two weeks without any new public health protections is sending a dangerous message that it’s ti... More
January 29, 2021

ACT NOW: Permanent Paid Sick Leave

It’s time to pass Ontario's NDP Peggy Sattler's Stay Home If You Are Sick Act to ensure any Ontarian who has fallen ill can stay home without the fear of lost wages. More
January 29, 2021

Have questions about the vaccine and the vaccine rollout? I want to hear from you!

My office has already heard from many of you who have questions about the vaccine, when you can expect to get it, and how. In order to address these concerns, I will be sitting down for a conversa... More
January 21, 2021

Cutting GO transit service could put our essential workers at risk

TORONTO — NDP MPP Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale), the Official Opposition NDP Transit critic, issued the following statement in response to Metrolinx’s move to cut GO and Union Pearson Express ... More
January 21, 2021

Safe Return - Education Round Table

Join MPP Jessica Bell and Education Critic MPP Marit Stiles for a digital round table on a safe return to in-person learning.  The purpose of this town hall is to hear from parents, teacher... More
January 15, 2021

Ford must pay municipalities to cap ridership on transit: NDP MPPs

YORK SOUTH-WESTON — NDP MPP Faisal Hassan (York South—Weston) and NDP Transit critic Jessica Bell (University—Rosedale) said Premier Doug Ford must give funding to municipalities so they can cap ri... More