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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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
February 19, 2020

NDP renews call to cap wait times for children and youth mental health services

Report shows young people waiting longer as Ford lets NDP bill languish QUEEN’S PARK – Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, released the following statement in res... More