Bhutila Karpoche MPP, Parkdale–High Park

Government of Ontario

Being a mother is one of the best things in the world, it's also one of the toughest.

Many mothers struggle with postpartum mental health. It's important that we ensure people don't struggle in silence. Maternal mental health cannot be a luxury.

Official Member's Statement

Maternal Mental Health Act

On February 25, 2020, following the overwhelmingly positive response of Bhutila's member's statement, she tabled her sixth bill, Bill 167, Maternal Mental Health Act. The Bill proclaims the first Wednesday of May in each year as Maternal Mental Health Day.

The Bill also requires the Minister of Health to conduct a comprehensive review of maternal mental health in Ontario and prepare a Provincial Framework and Action Plan on the issue. As well, the Bill requires the Minister to report to the Assembly periodically about the progress of the review and to table the Provincial Framework and Action Plan in the Assembly.

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