Updates

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

Opportunity: Digital Engagement Coordinator

We are seeking a paid consultant Digital Engagement Coordinator to support the Parkdale—High Park Provincial NDP constituency association. 

Support for our Neighbours in Encampments

The Parkdale—High Park NDP stands with our neighbours living in encampments, affirms their right to live with dignity and agency, and calls on the provincial and federal government to take definitive action to end homelessness. 

 

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.

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.

Victory!

NDP Black Caucus Statement on SIU’s finding in Regis Korchinski-Paquet case

QUEEN’S PARK — The chair of the Official Opposition Ontario NDP Black Caucus, Laura Mae Lindo, released the following statement in response to Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) clearing all police officers of wrongdoing in the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet:

Horwath urges provincial funding to cap classes

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the announcement of federal funding for the return to school, and Doug Ford’s choice not to use those funds to shrink class sizes:

Ford government making it worse for parents who need child care

QUEEN’S PARK – Doly Begum­­­­, NDP Early Learning and Child Care critic, said the Ford government’s release of it’s operational handbook for child care re-opening during COVID-19 on Thursday night has parents and child care advocates worried about skyrocketing costs, on top of the safety of children.

No more excuses: Liberals must fix emergency rent assistance now

OTTAWA – While Liberals have become increasingly focussed on their own scandals and internal divisions, New Democrats are again calling on the government to fix the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (CECRA) so that help finally be sent to the small businesses that create jobs and contribute to communities large and small across the country.

Bhutila Karpoche introduces bill to address health impacts of climate crisis

July 6, 2020

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.

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