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 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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June 8, 2020

REALITY CHECK: Commercial eviction protection far too late for businesses already closed on Ford’s watch

TORONTO – Doug Ford pretended that tough talk was all business owners needed to help them avoid eviction, and keep their business from going under. Unfortunately for small businesses across the pro... More
April 29, 2020

NDP urges province to fully cover take-home cancer drugs while hospital treatments are on hold

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath is urging the province to cover 100 per cent of the cost of take-home cancer drugs some patients are struggling to afford after the COVI... More
March 2, 2020

NDP MPP tables bill to establish maternal mental health strategy in Ontario

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, Parkdale—High Park MPP and Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, has tabled a bill calling for the provincial government to review maternal mental he... More