Government of Ontario

Bhutila Karpoche

MPP, Parkdale–High Park

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Bhutila Karpoche is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Parkdale—High Park.

In June 2018, Bhutila made history by becoming the first person of Tibetan heritage to be elected to public office in North America.

Bhutila is active on issues around social justice and public health. She is a longtime advocate of affordable housing, workers’ rights, and public health care.

She was voted Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star Readers (2019), Toronto's Best MPP by NOW Magazine readers (2019, 2020, and 2021), and named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year in 2019. Full bio.

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November 15, 2021

NDP urges deal on $10-a-day child care as Ford holds out

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Early Learning and Childcare critic Bhutila Karpoche are calling on the Doug Ford government to stop holding up a $10-a-day child ca... More
November 10, 2021

NDP MPPs introduce anti-money laundering bill to make homes affordable

No more numbered companies buying up homes anonymously, says NDP  TORONTO — NDP Housing critic Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale) and Parkdale-High Park MPP Bhutila Karpoche are introducing legisla... More
November 3, 2021

NDP MPP calls for more mental health supports for new parents

Karpoche wants an action plan for illnesses like post-partum depression and anxiety  QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) will re-table her bill on Thursday calling for the Ford... More