Updates

Commercial eviction protection far too late

TORONTO – Doug Ford pretended that tough talk was all business owners needed to help them avoid eviction, and keep their business from going under.

Cover take-home cancer drugs

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath is urging the province to cover 100 per cent of the cost of take-home cancer drugs some patients are struggling to afford after the COVID-19 pandemic put their in-hospital treatments on hold.

Bhutila Tables Bill on Maternal Mental Health

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, Parkdale—High Park MPP and Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, has tabled a bill calling for the provincial government to review maternal mental health in Ontario and develop and implement an action plan.

Cap wait times for children and youth mental health services

Report shows young people waiting longer as Ford lets NDP bill languish

QUEEN’S PARK – Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, released the following statement in response to a new report from Children’s Mental Health Ontario that shows waitlists for children and youth to access mental health and addictions services have more than doubled over the last two years:

QUEEN’S PARK — Wednesday during question period, Windsor West MPP Lisa Gretzky and NDP Mental Health and Addictions critic Bhutila Karpoche asked Doug Ford if he will listen to his own caucus members and reverse his cuts to overdose prevention sites — something the NDP has been calling for since Ford put an arbitrary cap on the number of overdose prevention sites allowed to operate in Ontario.

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, NDP MPP for ParkdaleHigh Park, released the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement regarding legal aid:

QUEEN’S PARK — Sara Singh, Ontario NDP Attorney General critic, and Bhutila Karpoche, NDP MPP for Parkdale-High Park, said news today of where Doug Ford’s cuts to Legal Aid Ontario will fall show just how devastating an impact the cuts will have for low-income people who need legal help.

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, released the following statement in response to news that the Ford government has cut funding to a program that has helped thousands of college and university students quit smoking:

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, MPP for ParkdaleHigh Park, tabled a private member’s bill today calling for Ontario to declare May 28 Menstrual Hygiene Day in the province.

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, said the NDP has listened to experts describe the disastrous consequences if the Ford Conservatives go ahead with deep cuts to public health — and wants Doug Ford to listen, too.

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) will table a private member’s bill to exempt certain medical supplies from the Ontario portion of the HST at the cash register.

QUEEN’S PARK — Grade 8 students from Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School held a press conference Wednesday to call on the Ontario government to provide free menstrual products in public washrooms.

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