December 4th, 2020

Bhutila Karpoche chosen as NDP candidate in Parkdale-High Park

PARKDALE-HIGH PARK — New Democrats in Parkdale-High Park have selected Bhutila Karpoche to be their NDP candidate in the 2022 provincial election. Karpoche is the first person of Tibetan heritage elected to public office in North America.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath:
“Bhutila has worked incredibly hard to deliver results for her community, including her fierce, leading advocacy for mental health and addiction supports, and her tireless fight to protect tenants from evictions and unfair rent hikes. I’m so proud to have her on our team.
With Bhutila as part of an NDP government in 2022, I know we’re going to form a government that puts people at the heart – ending hallway medicine, taking profits out of long-term care, and making sure everyone can find a home they can afford.”
Bhutila Karpoche, NDP candidate for Parkdale-High Park:
“I love Parkdale-High Park, and I’m delighted to have local New Democrats in my corner as I run to represent our incredible community for another four years.
Under Andrea Horwath’s leadership, the NDP has not only been opposing Doug Ford’s harmful cuts, we’ve been proposing a positive vision for 2022. I can’t wait to play a part in delivering on the commitments I know will make a difference for my community of Parkdale-High Park — like making housing affordable, funding our schools, making mental health care and addiction services a priority, protecting seniors, and supporting small businesses.”

Karpoche is fighting for a cap on wait times for children and youth mental health services, as well as for support for Black and maternal mental health.

Karpoche has led the fightback to keep people safe as Ford ripped away support amid the overdose crisis.

Karpoche co-sponsored a comprehensive bill on a plan for climate action and jobs.

Victory: Karpoche worked together with workers and community to Save the Ontario Food Terminal from being closed and moved by Ford, saving hundreds of local jobs.

Passed: Karpoche’s bill to proclaim July Tibetan Heritage Month in Ontario.

Karpoche has been voted Toronto’s Best MPP two years in a row (2019 and 2020) by NOW Magazine Readers and Best Local Politician (2019) by Toronto Star readers.