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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September 10, 2020

NDP statement on World Suicide Prevention Day

TORONTO — The NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, Bhutila Karpoche, released the following statement to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: More
July 6, 2020

NDP MPPs introduce bill to address health impacts of climate crisis

QUEEN’S PARK — Peter Tabuns, Ontario NDP Climate Crisis critic, and Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, will table a bill today requiring the government to ensure... More
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