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Dharamshala, India — Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE), on behalf of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the Tibetans around the world, extended his heartiest greetings to MPP Bhutila Karpoche, on her election as the Deputy Speaker for the 43rd Parliament of the Ontario Legislature on November 12, 2022.

Congratulating Deputy Speaker Bhutila Karpoche on November 14,2022, the Speaker wrote, “I would like to extend my congratulations to you on behalf of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and the Tibetans around the world for being elected as the Deputy Speaker for the 43rd parliament of the Ontario Legislature.

“You have been vocal in the parliament about many issues including public health, housing, child care, motherhood, and others. Your election as the Deputy Speaker clearly reflects your charismatic leadership and the huge degree of trust and confidence that your colleagues and the people of Canada have in you. We also remember the historic bill 131 tabled by you to mark the July month of every year as Tibetan Heritage Month. I truly commend you on your achievements so far,” the Speaker wrote.

“I wish you all the best in your future endeavours. We are confident that you will continue working in the same spirit and we pray for your good health and success,” he concluded.