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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October 21, 2020

NDP calls on Ford to stop underfunding youth mental health

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) is calling on Doug Ford to stop underfunding mental health services for children and youth. More
October 9, 2020

Bhutila Karpoche urges Ford to address overdose and homelessness crises

September 30, 2020

Toronto NDP MPPs urge Ford to address overdose and homelessness crises

Toronto — During Wednesday's question period, NDP MPPs Rima Berns-McGown (Beaches—East York) and Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) called on Doug Ford to finally address the urgent public healt... More