Bhutila Karpoche MPP, Parkdale–High Park

Government of Ontario

Private Member's Bills

Bill 131, Tibetan Heritage Month Act

Current status: First Reading Carried

Tibetan Canadians are proud to be part of the diverse communities of Ontario and Canada. Tibetans were some of the earliest government-sponsored non-European refugees to settle in Canada.

By proclaiming the month of July as Tibetan Heritage Month, the province of Ontario recognizes the contributions of Tibetans in all aspects of Ontario society. Tibetan Heritage Month is also an opportunity to educate future generations about the significant roles that Tibetan-Canadians have played and continue to play across Ontario.

Read the full bill here.


Bill 127, Ontario Food Terminal Protection Act

Current status: First Reading Carried

The Bill amends the Planning Act. New section 47.1 of the Planning Act designates the lands on which the Ontario Food Terminal is situated and the prescribed surrounding lands as a provincially significant employment zone. The Bill provides protections for these lands to prevent development or conflicting uses on the lands in the future.

Read the full bill here.


Bill 120 - Menstrual Hygiene Day Act

Current Status: First Reading Carried

On May 28th, 2019, Bhutila tabled her third bill, the Menstrual Hygiene Day Act. If passed, the bill proclaims May 28 in each year as Menstrual Hygiene Day.

You can add your name in support of the bill here here.


Bill 109 - Jennifer's Law

Current Status: First Reading Carried

On May 2nd, 2019, Bhutila tabled her second bill, titled Jennifer's Law. If passed, the bill will amend the Retail Sales Tax Act to provide for a rebate in respect of the Ontario portion of the HST for medical supplies.


Bill 63 - Right to Timely Mental Health and Addictions Care for Children and Youth Act

Current Status: Referred to the standing Committee on General Government

On November 27th, 2018, Bhutila tabled her bill, the Right to Timely Mental Health and Addictions Care for Children and Youth Act, in the legislature. If passed the bill would cap wait times for children and youth seeking mental health & addiction services at 30 days.

The bill received unanimous support at second reading on February 21st, 2019 and will now go to committee.