Bhutila Karpoche MPP/Députée/གྲོས་ཚོགས་འཐུས་མི། Parkdale—High Park

Government of Ontario

Health Care

  • Helped secure $1.1 million in funding for Copernicus Lodge Long-Term Care Home to help them weather the pandemic and protect residents and health care workers.
  • Successfully pushed the Ontario government to provide health care coverage to Ukrainian refugees.
  • Tabled the Maternal Mental Health Act to expand treatment, supports, and awareness of perinatal mental health disorders.
  • Tabled Jennifer’s Act to ensure more medical and assistive devices were exempt from HST to make them more affordable to those experiencing illness or disability.
  • Tabled the Menstrual Health Day Act to proclaim May 28 as Menstrual Health Day to raise awareness of the need for affordable access to menstrual products.
  • Tabled the Right to Timely Mental Health and Addiction Care for Children & Youth Act, to speed up access to mental health services for people aged 26 and younger by capping wait times at 30 days.
  • Co-tabled a bill to proclaim the first Monday in March each year as Black Mental Health Day and to mandate the collection of race-based data and require the provision of culturally appropriate health services.