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 health care.

She was voted Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star Readers (2019), Toronto's Best MPP by NOW Magazine readers (2019 and 2020), and named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year in 2019. Full bio.

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October 1, 2021

Students deserve equitable access to rapid testing: NDP

September 29th, 2021 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario NDP Education Critic Marit Stiles released the following statement. “Todays decision by Doug Ford to block access to rapid tests for students is a cru... More
September 29, 2021

Ford needs to follow Manitoba and sign $10-per-day child care agreement: NDP

TORONTO — NDP Childcare critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement after news that Manitoba’s Conservative government has signed an agreement with Ottawa to bring in $10-per-day child... More
July 8, 2021

Ford must follow B.C.'s lead and make deal for affordable child care: NDP

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche said the Ford government must follow the Government of British Columbia's example and make an agreement with Ottawa to create $10-per-d... More