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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. She was re-elected in June 2022

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 MPP by Now Magazine readers in 2019, 2020, and 2021; Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star readers in 2019; named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year by TRNTO Magazine in 2019; and one of Canada's Top 25 Immigrants by Canadian Immigrant Magazine in 2022. Full bio.

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August 12, 2022

NDP slams budget that ignores inflation, health care crisis

QUEEN’S PARK – The Conservative government’s choice to re-table a months-old budget without any updates to deal with exploding inflation or the raging health care crisis will make those problems wo... More
August 10, 2022

NDP: Fix Ontario’s health care crisis with public funding, not privatization

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Health Care critic France Gélinas said the Official Opposition is horrified that Health Minister Sylvia Jones suggested to media multiple times Wednesday that health care... More
August 5, 2022

NDP wants throne speech and budget to deal with health care crisis, inflation

QUEEN’S PARK — When the legislature resumes, the Official Opposition NDP wants Premier Doug Ford’s Conservatives to table a new budget — one that deals with the health care crisis, and with explodi... More