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.

NDP calls on Ford to stop underfunding youth mental health

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) is calling on Doug Ford to stop underfunding mental health services for children and youth.

Andrea Horwath releases new long-term care plan

TORONTO — Starting in 2022, Andrea Horwath will create 50,000 new long-term care spaces, ending the wait for home care and long-term care, and within eight years will make the entire system public and not-for-profit.

Bhutila Karpoche urges Ford to address overdose and homelessness crises

Toronto — During Wednesday's question period, NDP MPPs Rima Berns-McGown (Beaches—East York) and Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) called on Doug Ford to finally address the urgent public health emergencies of homelessness and overdose-related deaths, which have been made worse by the pandemic. 

QUEEN’S PARK — A bill tabled by NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) to mark July of each year as Tibetan Heritage month passed unanimously in the Ontario Legislature today.

Education Survey Results

It's clear that ensuring our kids and their educators are safe in school is on the top of everyone's minds. Over the past couple of weeks, I asked people to complete our Education Survey to help inform me of specific concerns and desires for safe schools re-opening.

With this information, I will continue to fight hard at Queen's Park to let Doug Ford know his plan is far from adequate. Our kids deserve so much better.

Thank you to all who completed the survey. You can read more about the findings below.

NDP statement on World Suicide Prevention Day

TORONTO  The NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, Bhutila Karpoche, released the following statement to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2020:

Bhutila introduces Climate Crisis Health Action Plan

QUEEN’S PARK — Peter Tabuns, Ontario NDP Climate Crisis critic, and Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, will table a bill today requiring the government to ensure Ontario is prepared to address ongoing and future health impacts of the climate crisis.

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.

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