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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.

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

In 2019, she was voted Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star readers, Toronto's Best MPP by NOW Magazine readers, and named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year. Full bio.

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December 5, 2019

NDP: It’s time Ford listen to his own members and reverse cuts to overdose prevention sites

QUEEN’S PARK — Wednesday during question period, Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky and NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Bhutila Karpoche asked Doug Ford if he will listen to his own caucus membe... More
August 12, 2019

Ford’s cuts to legal aid will continue to hurt vulnerable people

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, NDP MPP for Parkdale—High Park, released the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement regarding legal aid: More
June 12, 2019

NDP MPPs call on Ford to reverse legal aid cuts as details of devastating impact emerge

QUEEN’S PARK — Sara Singh, Ontario NDP Attorney General critic, and Bhutila Karpoche, NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park, said news today of where Doug Ford’s cuts to Legal Aid Ontario will fall show j... More