February 17, 2022
Thanks to everyone in the community who attended Minister Mark Holland's first Ajax Virtual Town Hall of 2022 last night - the fifth virtual town hall we have held since the pandemic began. Please find a full recording of the community event in case you were unable to attend, or would simply like to watch it again. If you have any questions for your local Ajax MP, please contact MP Mark Holland's Office at [email protected].
February 7, 2022
Healthcare workers support all of us whenever we need them. Let’s stand behind them.
February 1, 2022
During Black History Month and every day, we recognize the Black Canadians and communities that have helped shape Canada into a culturally diverse and prosperous nation. This year we celebrate the contributions Black Canadians continue to make every day.
January 29, 2022
Today marks the first National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia, 5 years after the tragic terrorist attack. Everybody, everywhere in Canada should feel safe to pray in their place of worship. Our government will continue to fight Islamophobia and all other forms of hatred and discrimination to build a stronger, more inclusive Canada.
July 19, 2021
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim community in Ajax, across Canada and worldwide celebrating Eid Al-Adha. The end of Hajj this year reflects on the sacrifices made and compassion shown by Canadians that has helped move us closer to ending this pandemic. From my family and my Office to our Muslim brothers and sisters, have a joyous and healthy Eid!
July 13, 2021
Throughout COVID-19 our government has been there to help Canadians and Canadian businesses stay safe and stay strong. Budget 2021 continues to provide support for Canadians and maps out a path to a post-pandemic recovery. For more details, visit: budget.gc.ca
June 27, 2021
Renovations to the Ajax Cricket Club pitch and clubhouse will help provide modern Cricket facilities to serve our town's diverse recreational needs. Improving infrastructure that benefits the community is what our Invest in Canada Plan is all about.
June 25, 2021
Thank you to all those who attended our virtual town hall last night on Budget 2021 with a focus on post-pandemic recovery. For those who were unable to attend, please find a recording of the Town Hall event.
May 5, 2021
May 3-9 is Mental Health Week, a week that highlights the importance of addressing mental health and wellness. This year's theme surrounds the need for all of us to #GetReal with each other about caring for our mental health, the mental health of those close to us and throughout our community.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our mental health, and has left many people struggling with anxiety, fear, uncertainty of the future, sadness, isolation and more. This past year has been very challenging and very difficult for all of us.
As we all navigate the stresses caused by the pandemic, remember that mental health is health, and it is always important to address. Now more than ever it is crucial that we take care of ourselves and others by accessing and addressing our mental health. Also remember that no matter how long this crisis lasts, we are all going through this difficult time together, and we will be there to help one another and get through this.
May 4, 2021
Over $4 million in federal funds from the COVID-19 Resilience Stream will help make Ajax classrooms and learning spaces safer for students and teachers.
Over $500 million in federal funds will help install hand-washing stations, improve air quality and enhance broadband internet in over 3900 schools in Ontario. The funds provide $17.5 million for Durham Region schools, which includes 39 schools in Ajax.
Our government will help create safer schools to protect against the pandemic, and improve their overall quality moving forward.
April 17, 2021
Today, MP Mark Holland was honoured to host some of our Muslim brothers and sisters from the Ajax community for a virtual Ramadan celebration. While the pandemic has kept people from gathering at one of the community Iftars that usually take place over this holy month, it was a fortunate opportunity to safely spend time with members of our Muslim community during this holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer.
April 12, 2021
Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim brothers and sisters in the Town of Ajax, Durham Region, across Canada and around the world. While the pandemic will again keep the community apart over this holy month, I wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy and a blessed Ramadan full of peaceful reflection.
I am proud to be fasting again this year for this wonderful charity Give 30. Through the Ramadan spirit of helping others, and giving in charity, together we can fight hunger and poverty and help those in need. For more information on this fantastic program, please visit Give30.ca.
March 28, 2021
Happy Holi! Wishing all those celebrating in our Hindu community in the Town of Ajax, across Canada and around the world a wonderful and healthy Festival of Colours. Stay safe, the sacrifices we make now will help us celebrate together again sooner.
January 23, 2021
Thank you to everyone who helped make our third Virtual Town Hall event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic a successful one. It was great to have the opportunity for MP Holland to speak directly with members of our Town of Ajax community once again, to answer their questions and hear their concerns. If you were unable to attend the Town Hall, or would simply like to watch it once more, please find a full recording of the evening.
January 11, 2021
Happy Tamil Heritage Month! This month we celebrate the significant contributions of our large and vibrant Tamil diaspora here in Canada and our Town of Ajax community. Though we cannot gather to celebrate together we can do so virtually, and by staying safe meet in-person again soon.
January 6, 2021
The pandemic has made for a very long year, but through investments to ensure we have the proper equipment and supports in place we will help to conquer COVID-19 and come out stronger and more resilient. Stay safe!
November 30, 2020
Starting a business requires courage, dedication and perseverance. Business owners must become experts at strategic planning. Unfortunately, a global pandemic was in nobody's playbook. That is why our government is continuing to support Canada's business community:
November 18, 2020
When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived and placed many Canadians in vulnerable positions, our government responded with benefits to provide help in these hard times. While the road to recovery may not be easy, we will continue to support Canadians and Canadian businesses and get through this together.
November 14, 2020
Happy Diwali to all those celebrating the Festival of Lights! I wish you and your loved ones a joyous celebration of hope and love in a safe and responsible manner this year.
October 1, 2020
This Islamic History Month we recognize the extraordinary contributions Muslim Canadians have made to our country. Here in Ajax we are fortunate to have one of the largest and most vibrant Muslim communities in Canada. This October, we celebrate our Muslim brothers and sisters.
September 21, 2020
On Friday, September 18, 2020, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced $45 million in funding from the federal government to help upgrade and expand the Durham Public Transit bus fleet. This funding is part of a $125 million combined investment with the Government of Ontario and the Regional Municipality of Durham to expand and upgrade transit across the region. We will continue to upgrade our pubic infrastructure, including transit, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 13, 2020
Congratulations to everyone who completed the #WalkForJustice to call for an investigation into the thousands of Tamils who forcibly disappeared in Sri Lanka, and every victim of forced disappearances worldwide. I stand with those calling for an end to this terrible practice.
July 22, 2020
It was great to sit down between House sittings yesterday with the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng. We discussed how Canada's small businesses, including businesses, non-profits and charities within the Town of Ajax, can use the recent benefits and initiatives our government has introduced to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 1, 2020
Happy Canada Day! As we come together in safe and virtual ways this year, I hope everyone has a fantastic day of celebrating this incredible country.
June 3, 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended the Ajax Virtual Town Hall last night, and to the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada's Minister of Health, for the great discussion on Canada's health response to the #COVID19 pandemic. Please find the full video of last night's Town Hall.
May 18, 2020
Today we pay recognition to the atrocities that took place in Mullivaikkal in the lead up to the end of the Sri Lankan civil war. On this day, 11 years since these horrific events took place, we say not again - not ever again in Sri Lanka, nor anywhere else in the world.
April 23, 2020
Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Ajax and Durham Region, across Canada and worldwide celebrating the start of this holy month. While breaking fast will be more isolated this year, I wish you a healthy and blissful Ramadan of peaceful reflection.
April 13, 2020
Happy New Year to everyone in the Tamil community celebrating Puthandu - in Ajax, across Canada and around the world. Though these are very challenging times, I still wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous year ahead. Iniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal!
April 12, 2020
Happy Easter! While this year is different with loved ones at a distance, may you still have an extraordinary holiday filled with love. Thank you for sacrificing traditional celebrations to help protect everyone in our community
February 1, 2020
It was an honour to attend the 13th annual Durham Black History Month Celebration in Ajax tonight, to recognize and celebrate the indelible contributions Black Canadians have made to our country, along with Pickering MP Jennifer O'Connell and Whitby MP Ryan Turnbull. Thank you to Esther Forde and Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. for hosting.