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, 2020, and 2021), and named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year in 2019. Full bio.

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January 10, 2022

The NDP is calling or children under five to have access to free PCR tests

TORONTO — There’s only one group in Ontario that cannot be vaccinated, and they gather in groups — that’s why Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche ar... More
December 31, 2021

NDP calls on Ford to reverse testing and tracing cuts throwing child care and education into risky crisis

TORONTO — While people reel from the news that Doug Ford’s government will withhold COVID testing from almost everyone, Doug Ford has also decided to stop reporting child care and school cases of t... More
December 17, 2021

NDP calls for plan to keep schools open

QUEEN'S PARK — Doug Ford must urgently implement measures to prevent further shutdowns of Ontario schools amid rising COVID cases and the alarming transmissibility of Omicron. More