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 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 2022.

Bhutila is dedicated to issues within social justice and public health. She is a longtime advocate of affordable housing, workers’ rights, and public health care. 

Bhutila holds degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto and is a PhD candidate in public health policy at Toronto Metropolitan University.

She has been voted Toronto's Best MPP multiple times by Now Magazine readers, Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star readers; named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year by TRNTO Magazine; one of Canada's Top 25 Immigrants by Canadian Immigrant Magazine, and was awarded as a Champion of Mental Health by the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health in 2023.

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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