Bhutila Karpoche is fighting for Parkdale—High Park and is our champion at Queen’s Park.
First elected in 2018, she is a principled and fierce advocate for stronger health care, universal child care, affordable housing, workers’ rights, and a greener future for Ontario.
A hardworking problem-solver, she tabled more bills than any other MPP in her first term.
Toronto’s Best MPP
She has been voted Toronto's Best MPP by Now Magazine readers in 2019, 2020, and 2021; Toronto's Best Local Politician by Toronto Star readers in 2019; named one of Toronto's Most Inspirational Women of the year by TRNTO Magazine in 2019; and one of Canada's Top 25 Immigrants by Canadian Immigrant Magazine in 2022.
Deep local roots
Bhutila and her family arrived in Parkdale—High Park 20 years ago.
Her lived experience as a newcomer to Canada led her to get involved and volunteer passionately in local issues, gaining her a reputation of a committed activist and bridge-builder.
An advocate for public health
Bhutila’s early working and volunteer experiences led her to make the connections between fair employment standards and public health outcomes.
On scholarship in university, she focussed on the social determinants of health—the non-medical factors that influence a person’s health outcomes. Her determination led her to receive her Master of Public Health in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
She is currently a PhD candidate in public health policy at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), where she received the RBC Immigrant, Diversity, and Inclusion Project Award.
A hardworking problem solver at Queen’s Park
As our MPP, Bhutila Karpoche has a growing reputation for working across party lines in order to get results for our communities.
Among her many accomplishments in the Ontario Legislature, Bhutila introduced legislation to designate the Ontario Food Terminal as a Provincially-Significant Employment Zone after concerns were raised that the government was planning to relocate the Terminal and sell the lands. Her advocacy, standing alongside workers there, was instrumental in saving hundreds of local jobs, helped protect our communities’ food supply and stop increasing carbon footprint.
Bhutila has also worked with all levels of government and across party lines to secure much needed funding for infrastructure projects in the community and for local pandemic response.
First the Official Opposition critic for Mental Health, and now as the critic for Child Care, Early Childhood Development, and GTA Issues, Bhutila has introduced bills to deliver timely mental health care services and led the charge to implement $10/day child care in Ontario.
Fighting for us
Determined, pragmatic, and hopeful, Bhutila is running for re-election because her work isn’t finished yet. She and the NDP have a plan for a more affordable, fairer, and greener Ontario.
She is ready to play a leadership role in an NDP government in Ontario—a government that finally puts people first.