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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April 11, 2022

MPP Bhutila Karpoche tables public health equity and pandemic preparedness bill

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, MPP for Parkdale-High Park, will be tabling her private member’s bill the Pandemic Preparedness Act 2022 to ensure Ontario is better prepared for future public heal... More
March 25, 2022

Ontario must sign child care deal before Thursday’s deadline

QUEEN’S PARK — MPP Bhutila Karpoche said it’s wrong that the Ford government has left signing a $10 per day child care deal to the eleventh hour, leaving Ontario parents to keep shelling out hundre... More
February 25, 2022

MPPs force vote on $1.3B to tackle surgery backlog

MPPs will force a vote in the legislature on Monday on funding and a strategy to tackle the overwhelming backlog of surgeries. More