|Critic, Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities Pensions; Seniors' Affairs|
August 23, 2018
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
for Ottawa Centre
June 7, 2018
|Political party||New Democratic|
Joel Harden is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election. He represents the riding of Ottawa Centre as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party.
Prior to being elected, Harden was a researcher at the Canadian Federation of Students. He has also been an instructor at the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University and an adjunct professor at Brock University and has also taught at Nipissing University, McMaster University and the Labour College of Canada. From 2005 to 2010, he was senior researcher at the Canadian Labour Congress and was director of the labour education department at the Canadian Labour Congress from 2010 to 2012.
Harden earned his undergraduate degree in sociology and political studies at Queen's University and his masters and doctorate in political science at York University. From 1998 to 2000, he was the chairperson of the Ontario section of the Canadian Federation of Students.
On August 23, 2018, Harden was appointed Official Opposition Critic for Accessibility & Persons with Disabilities; Pensions; Seniors' Affairs.
|2018 Ontario general election:|
|New Democratic||Joel Harden||29,675||46.08||+25.69|
|Progressive Conservative||Colleen McCleery||10,327||16.03||-2.08|
|None of the Above||Marc Adornato||437||0.68|
|Libertarian||Bruce A. Faulkner||385||0.60||-0.96|
|Canadians' Choice||James Sears||92||0.14|
|Total valid votes|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+22.29|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
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