QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche said that while the Doug Ford Conservatives argue with the federal Liberals over signing a deal for $10-a-day child care, Ontario families are paying the price.

QUEEN'S PARK — The Ontario NDP's critic for Child Care Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement on today's National Day of Action for Early Learning and Child Care:

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche said the Ford government must follow the Government of British Columbia's example and make an agreement with Ottawa to create $10-per-day-child care in Ontario.

Nearly half of child care workers have considered leaving sector

QUEEN'S PARK — The NDP's critic on Early Learning and Childcare Bhutila Karpoche released this statement in response to a survey by the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario showing child care workers at a breaking point due to neglect, overwork and poor pay, with close to 50 per cent considering leaving the sector at some point during the pandemic:

Ford government refused to pass it Monday, but NDP won’t give up

QUEEN'S PARK — The NDP has tabled a bill to make May 10 an annual provincial Day of Action on Anti-Asian Racism. On Monday, Doug Ford’s Conservative MPPs prevented its immediate passage — but the NDP says it won’t give up.

TORONTO — NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in response to Steven Del Duca’s campaign announcement:

QUEEN'S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and the NDP's Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in response to news that child care workers are being made eligible for vaccination:

Bill 176 will improve supports for perinatal mental health disorders

QUEEN'S PARK — On Thursday, the Ontario Legislature will debate NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche's Bill 176, the Maternal Mental Health Act, which seeks to expand treatment, supports and awareness of perinatal mental health disorders.

We are in the midst of a child care crisis. Read our letter to Doug Ford demanding immediate funding to stabilize the child care sector and ensure that all families have access to affordable child care. 

Ford must fund child care centres before it's too late

QUEEN'S PARK — The Ontario NDP's Childcare critic Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) released this statement in response to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) showing that many child care providers in Canada are in financial crisis, with Ontario facing the worst drop in enrolment:

Vaccination Rollout in Parkdale—High Park

Last updated: May 10, 6:40pm.

There are now opportunities for the following populations to be vaccinated in the City of Toronto:

  • All individuals turning 50 or over in 2021
  • All individuals turning 40 or over in 2021 [starting on May 13, 8am]
  • Individuals aged 18+ at select pharmacies
  • Hot spot (M6K) residents turning 18 or over in 2021
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit adults
  • Health care or personal support workers
  • Essential workers (Group 1)
  • Essential workers (Group 2) [starting on May 11, 8am]
  • Licensed childcare workers
  • Education workers (including special education)
  • People with highest-risk health conditions and their caregiver
  • People with high-risk health conditions and their caregiver
  • People with at-risk health conditions [starting on May 11, 8am]
  • Chronic home health care recipients
  • Residents and staff in care homes, shelters, and group living settings (including essential caregivers)
  • Faith leaders at high-risk of exposure

Find out how to book an appointment 

With Ontario in deeper depths of the COVID crisis than ever, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling for MPPs to return to the legislature immediately to work on solutions to save people in long-term care, and fix Ontario’s lethargic vaccines program.

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