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 June 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 June 2022

Bhutila is active on issues around social justice and public health. She is a longtime advocate of affordable housing, workers’ rights, and public health care.

She has been voted Toronto's Best MPP by Now Magazine readers in 2019, 2020, and 2021; Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star readers in 2019; named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year by TRNTO Magazine in 2019; and one of Canada's Top 25 Immigrants by Canadian Immigrant Magazine in 2022. Full bio.

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