Bhutila Karpoche MPP, Parkdale–High Park

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February 12, 2019

NDP stands with advocate for Ministry of Mental Health call

TORONTO — MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park), the NDP’s critic for Mental Health and Addictions, said the Ontario NDP stands with Noah Irvine and other mental health advocates, who are calli... More
January 25, 2019

Overdose prevention site permits set to expire while Ford stays silent

TORONTO — Doug Ford has yet to confirm which of the province’s overdose prevention sites (OPS) will be permitted to stay open, with all currently operating OPS sites’ licenses set to expire on Jan.... More
January 22, 2019

CAMH survey re-affirms Ontario’s need for mental health services overhaul

QUEEN'S PARK — New findings from a CAMH survey showing a rise in mental health challenges among Ontario adults re-affirms the province’s dire need for a mental health services overhaul, says NDP cr... More
December 23, 2018

Following inquest, NDP renews call for opioid crisis to be declared a public health emergency

Coroner’s jury inquest into the death of Bradley Chapman recommended declaring public health emergency More
November 21, 2018

NDP tables bill for 30-day max waits for youth mental health

QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Bhutila Karpoche, Member for Parkdale—High Park and Official Opposition critic for Mental Health and Addictions, is tabling a bill this week that would cap the wait time for chil... More
October 25, 2018

Doug Ford refuses to listen to Opioid Task Force

Ford’s government hasn’t contacted expert panel in four months NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche said Doug Ford is continuing to ignore the experts as Ontario’s opioid crisis worsens – so much so, that the ... More
October 22, 2018

OPS didn’t need to be paused to pick new name: NDP

NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Bhutila Karpoche said Monday that while it’s a relief that Doug Ford has been convinced to allow Overdose Prevention Sites to operate, putting an arbitrary c... More
October 15, 2018

Ontarians dying in opioid crisis as government dithers on overdose prevention sites

With cold, wind and rain forcing the closure of a community-driven temporary overdose prevention site, Parkdale—High Park MPP Bhutila Karpoche rose in question period Monday to urge the Ford govern... More
October 10, 2018

World Mental Health Day statement from Ontario NDP Mental Health and Addictions Critic Bhutila Karpoche

“Today, on World Mental Health Day, communities around the world come together to raise awareness about the challenges faced by those living with mental health issues. Ontario children struggle wit... More
September 28, 2018

By delaying overdose prevention sites, Ford puts lives at risk: NDP

On Friday, NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Bhutila Karpoche issued the following statement regarding news that the Ford government is continuing to delay the opening of overdose prevention ... More