Government of Ontario

Bhutila Karpoche

MPP/Députée/གྲོས་ཚོགས་འཐུས་མི། 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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June 5, 2024

NDP champions NOSI ban and other homeowner protections to stop scammers

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP critic for Official Opposition Consumer Protection critic Tom Rakocevic (Humber River—Black Creek) champions new law that will finally ban Notices of Security... More
May 29, 2024

NDP announces Homelessness Task Force

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP Affordability critic Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) joined advocates and community members to announce the Homelessness Task Force Act, 2024. More
May 28, 2024

NDP MPP Teresa Armstrong brings forward legislation for child care worker task force

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Teresa Armstrong (London Fanshawe) will debate legislation to create a task force dedicated to supporting childcare workers and addressing the recruitment and retention crisis. More