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TORONTO – Official Opposition NDP MPPs are calling for cheaper fares and better service for UP Express riders in their latest legislation.

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP critic for Consumer Protection Tom Rakocevic (Humber River—Black Creek) is introducing legislation that protects consumers from corporate gouging when it comes to maintenance and repairs on heavy farming equipment, wheelchairs, motor vehicles, electronic products, and household appliances.

QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition Leader Marit Stiles joined MPPs Chris Glover (Spadina—Fort York), Jennifer French (Oshawa), and Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) to raise concerns about the rushed and secretive deal that the Ford government handed over to Therme for Ontario Place.

QUEEN’S PARK – Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), Official Opposition NDP Critic for Transit, called for accountability from new Transportation Minister Sarkaria, beginning with firing Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster after today’s announcement that the Eglinton Crosstown LRT continues to be plagued with problems and is still without an opening date.  

QUEEN'S PARK – Official Opposition NDP Health critic France Gélinas (Nickel Belt) and MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) are pointing out that even with the Ford Conservatives’ announcement of “increased” provincial funding for public health today, the government is still investing less in public health than before the pandemic. The delayed action comes after municipalities faced overwhelming backlogs during the pandemic, prompting an outcry from Public Health Units(PHUs).

TORONTO - Ontario NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park), Critic for GTA Issues, issued a statement urging the federal government to fulfill its promise of providing funding of $97 million to support refugee shelters in Toronto:

Community action sees "Parkdale" stay in riding name

Parkdale—High Park New Democrats are pleased to see the Ontario Commission for the federal boundary redistribution agree with hundreds of community members—that Parkdale needs to stay in the name of the riding.

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Health critic France Gélinas (Nickel Belt) and MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) have brought forward a bill to make Ontario’s top doctor an independent officer of the legislature.

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns (Toronto—Danforth) and MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) have re-tabled a bill to require the government to start preparing Ontario’s public health care system for the impacts of the climate crisis.

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario is poised to make history as the NDP puts forward Jill Andrew (Toronto-St. Paul’s), Jennifer French (Oshawa), and Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale-High Park) for appointment as deputy speakers in the legislature.

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