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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.

TORONTO — Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, said Doug Ford’s first budget ignores the desperate need to improve supports for those struggling with mental health challenges and addictions.

QUEEN’S PARK — Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, released the following statement in the lead-up to the provincial budget Thursday:

QUEEN’S PARK — The Official Opposition NDP Leader, Andrea Horwath, and the NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions Bhutila Karpoche called on the Ford Conservatives today in question period to reverse its callous decision to cut funding to six overdose prevention sites — and said the response from the Ford government was inhumane.

QUEEN’S PARK — Especially in light of a shocking new opioid-related death-toll number, Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP critic for Mental Health and Addictions, said it’s simply wrong for the Ford Conservatives to delay the approval of licence applications for overdose prevention sites, and limit their number.

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