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 has been voted Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star readers in 2019, Toronto's Best MPP by NOW Magazine readers in 2020 and 2019, and named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year in 2019. Full bio.

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July 8, 2021

Ford must follow B.C.'s lead and make deal for affordable child care: NDP

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche said the Ford government must follow the Government of British Columbia's example and make an agreement with Ottawa to create $10-per-d... More
May 10, 2021

NDP creates bill declaring Anti-Asian Racism Day of Action

Ford government refused to pass it Monday, but NDP won’t give up  QUEEN'S PARK — The NDP has tabled a bill to make May 10 an annual provincial Day of Action on Anti-Asian Racism. On Monday, Doug F... More
May 7, 2021

Parkdale—High Park demands action on paid sick days

PARKDALE—HIGH PARK — MPP Bhutila Karpoche and a coalition of community organizations have sent a letter to the Minister of Health and Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development demanding r... More