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

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March 18, 2021

Ford must fund child care centres before it's too late

QUEEN'S PARK — The Ontario NDP's Childcare critic Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) released this statement in response to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) sho... More
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