Mark Holland
Hon. Mark Holland
Member of Parliament for Ajax
Prime Minister’s remarks updating Canadians on the COVID-19 situation and vaccination efforts
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the United States’ decision on the Keystone XL project
Statement by the Prime Minister on the resignation of the Governor General
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds 25th call with premiers on COVID-19 response
January 24, 2021
Statement On The Passing Of Brock Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden
It is with sadness that I learned Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden, Mayor of the Township of Brock here in the Region of Durham, passed today after…
January 23, 2021
Ajax Virtual Town Hall January 2021 - Full Video
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…
January 22, 2021
REGISTER FOR AND CONNECT TO THE AJAX VIRTUAL TOWN HALL NOTE: Please use the Google Chrome web browser to access the event online, and if…
January 21, 2021
Addressing Mental Health During The COVID-19 Pandemic
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,…
January 18, 2021
Black Business Pilot Supports Canada's Black Entrepreneurs
On January 12, 2021, our government launched the new Black Business Pilot program to support Canada's Black entrepreneurs and expand bidding opportunities for Black owned/operated…
January 14, 2021
Happy Thai Pongal
Happy Thai Pongal to the Tamil community here in Ajax, across Canada and around the world. This year's harvest festival will be different - normally…
January 13, 2021
Ajax Virtual Town Hall - Friday, January 22, 2021
Ajax – stay safe and informed by attending the MP Mark Holland Virtual Town Hall on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Participate by…
January 11, 2021
Happy Tamil Heritage Month
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…
January 11, 2021
Statement On The Dismantling Of The University Of Jaffna Mullivaikkal Memorial
A Mullivaikkal memorial at the University of Jaffna was dismantled this weekend. We can never erase the memory of thousands of massacred Tamils from the…
January 8, 2021
Recognizing The First Anniversary Of The Ukraine Flight 752 Tragedy
One year ago today, Canadians were shocked and saddened to learn that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 had been shot down near Tehran, killing all…
January 7, 2021
Merry Orthodox Christmas
A Merry Christmas to our Orthodox Christians and Eastern Rite Catholics across Canada celebrating the holiday today. While family, friends, and loved ones traditionally gather…
January 6, 2021
Helping Protect Canadians During COVID-19 (VIDEO)
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…
January 1, 2021
Happy New Year From MP Mark Holland
Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who stayed in and had a quiet and safe start to 2021. Here's to better and healthier days…
December 27, 2020
Happy Kwanzaa From MP Mark Holland
Wishing a happy, healthy and safe Kwanzaa to everyone here in Ajax and the Durham Region, across Canada and around the world who are celebrating…
December 24, 2020
Holiday Joint Statement From Your Ajax Representatives
Wishing everyone in our Ajax community a safe, happy and healthy holidays! While this year will be tough, may you have joyful celebrations with your…
December 22, 2020
Happy Holidays From MP Mark Holland And The Ajax Office Team
Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy holidays! While this year will be tough, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel…
December 13, 2020
Visiting Santa's Hill On Hills Road In Ajax
MP Holland meeting with Heather and Paul of Santa's Hill in the Town of Ajax this evening. Hills Road is currently lined with inflatable Santa's…
December 13, 2020
Annual Ajax Mayor & Council Toy & Food Drive
Today MP Holland stopped by the Town of Ajax to donate to the Annual Mayor & Council Toy & Food Drive, supporting our local charities…
December 10, 2020
Happy Hanukkah
Hanukkah begins today at sunset for our Jewish communities in Canada and worldwide. I hope this year's Festival of Lights is a healthy and joyous…
November 30, 2020
Fall Economic Statements Provides Direction Through COVID-19 Pandemic
On November 30, 2020, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, released our government's Fall Economic Statement, our plan to…
November 30, 2020
Supporting Canada's Business Community During COVID-19 (VIDEO)
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…
November 23, 2020
Apply For The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy
Applications are now open for the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) to help businesses hardest hit during the pandemic. CERS is straightforward, easy-to-access and…
November 23, 2020
Call For Proposals Open For Community Support, Multiculturalism And Anti-Racism Initiative
A call for proposals is now open for the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives (CSMARI) Program. The CSMARI Program supports projects that help communities…
November 20, 2020
Committing To Reaching Net Zero Emissions By 2050
Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, delivered on our commitment to legislate Canada’s goal of net zero by 2050,…
November 18, 2020
COVID-19 Benefits To Help In These Hard Times (VIDEO)
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…
November 17, 2020
New Privacy Protections For Canadians Online
As Canadians become more reliant on digital technologies and the digital economy, they need to know their privacy and personal information is safe online. As…
November 16, 2020
Helping Canadians Develop Skills To Find Good Jobs
Our government has announced a $1.5 billion investment to help workers access training and employment supports to help them develop new skills and find good…
November 14, 2020
Happy Diwali
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…
November 14, 2020
Happy Bandi Chhor Divas To Our Sikh Communities
To everyone in the Sikh community in Canada and around the world, a happy Bandi Chhor Divas! While your joyful celebrations will look different this…
November 13, 2020
MP Holland Meets Boys And Girls Club Durham Youth Cabinet
MP Holland had a virtual meeting today with the Boys and Girls Club of Durham's Youth Cabinet, an opportunity to engage with the youth leaders…
November 12, 2020
Emergency Funding To Help Veterans Organizations
At the end of Veterans' Week our government announced $20 million in funding to support Veterans organizations to help keep these vital organizations operational so…
November 11, 2020
Observing Remembrance Day In 2020 With The Ajax Legion
MP Mark Holland laid a wreath in a smaller and safely distanced ceremony at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322 in Ajax for this year's…
November 9, 2020
Universal Broadband Fund To Increase High-Speed Internet Access Across Canada
The Universal Broadband Fund is a $1.75 billion investment to help connect 98% of Canadians to high speed internet by 2026, with the goal to…
November 2, 2020
Funding To Help Protect Cultural And Religious Groups From Hate-Motivated Crimes
Canada's Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) helps cultural and religious organizations protect themselves against hate-motivated crimes. In 2019, we quadrupled SIP funding to help make Canada…
November 1, 2020
Canada's New Immigration Plan
Our immigration system helps drive economic growth and helps build our vibrant and diverse communities. Our new 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan sets out responsible increases…
October 30, 2020
One-Time Payment To Persons With Disabilites Distributed Starting Today
Starting today, approximately 1.6 million persons with disabilities in Canada will receive our government's one-time payment of up to $600 to help cover costs incurred…
October 29, 2020
Flu Prevention Week In Canada
This week is Flu Prevention Week in Canada. Every year the flu shot serves as a first line of defence to protect the health of…
October 27, 2020
New Rapid Housing Initiative To Create Up To 3,000 New Homes For Canadians
To help address the urgent housing needs of vulnerable Canadians during COVID-19, our Rapid Housing Initiative is providing $1 billion to help quickly create 3,000…
October 26, 2020
Apply for 2021 Celebrate Canada Funding Until November 21
Each year, Canadian Heritage provides funding through Celebrate Canada for large scale and community-based events for 4 days of celebration that cover a span of…
October 23, 2020
Investments For A Made-In-Canada Vaccine
Our government is investing more for made-in-Canada vaccines, and has now signed an agreement through the Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) for up to 76 million…
October 22, 2020
Funding To Help Canada's Small Businesses Through Go Canada United Relief Fund
Our government is investing $12 million in the Gocanadaunited Small Business Relief Fund to help thousands of small businesses across the country cover costs relating…
October 21, 2020
MP Holland Attends WMRCC Durham Annual General Meeting
Happy to join the Women's Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre (WMRCC) of Durham for their Annual General Meeting tonight to thank them for the fantastic…
October 16, 2020
Anti-Racism Action Program Funding In Ajax
Our government is providing $15 million in funding for 85 projects through our Anti-Racism Action Program (ARAP). This initiative will support anti-racism projects across Canada…
October 11, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time Canadians come together with loved ones, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made that far more difficult. For the health of your…
October 6, 2020
One-Time Payment To Persons With Disabilities
Approximately 1.6 million persons with disabilities in Canada will receive a one-time, tax-free payment of up to $600 as of October 30 to help cover…
October 5, 2020
$184-Million Boost To Regional Relief Fund For Small Businesses In Southern Ontario
We are providing an additional $184 million to support small and medium-sized businesses in Southern Ontario as part of a $600 million boost to the…
October 2, 2020
New Infrastructure Plan To Create Jobs And Grow The Economy
We are committing $10 billion to new major infrastructure initiatives over the next 3 years, creating around 60,000 good jobs, helping build a low-carbon economy…
October 1, 2020
National Seniors Day
Today is National Seniors Day, a day to show our older Canadians gratitude for all they have done to raise us and help shape our…
October 1, 2020
Islamic History Month
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…
September 27, 2020
Wishes For A Blessed Yom Kippur
My best wishes to everyone in our Jewish communities, here in Canada and around the world, observing Yom Kippur tonight. G'mar Chatimah Tovah.
September 23, 2020
Governor General Delivers Speech From The Throne
Today, the Governor General delivered the Speech from the Throne, which comes at the start of every new session of Parliament to introduce the government’s…
September 21, 2020
New Transit Funding For Durham Region
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…
September 11, 2020
Announcing The Mental Health Of Black Canadians Fund
More Canadians are seeking mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and systemic barriers just adds to the challenges being faced. That is why we…
September 9, 2020
Announcing Canada's First-Ever Black Entrepreneurship Program
All Canadians deserve an equal chance to succeed. Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program will provide nearly $221 million in targeted supports to strengthen our Black-owned…
September 4, 2020
Over 1,000 New Projects In Support Of Canadian Seniors Impacted By COVID-19
Staying home helps ensure the safety of our seniors, but it can also take a toll on their mental health and well-being. That is why…
September 1, 2020
Agreements In Place To Secure Supply Of Potential COVID-19 Vaccines
We are committed to delivering safe and effective COVID-19 treatments and vaccines once they have been approved. That is why we have signed agreements in…
July 22, 2020
Small Business Discussion With The Honourable Minister Mary Ng (VIDEO)
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.…
July 1, 2020
Happy Canada Day
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…
June 16, 2020
MP Mark Holland's Response To Videos Of Ajax Pickering Hospital Arrest In October 2018
On June 16, 2020, videos were brought to my attention through stories from media outlets videos of an aggressive arrest of an elderly Black couple…
June 12, 2020
Happy Philippine Independence Day To Our Ajax Filipino community
Mabuhay! To our Filipino community in Ajax and across Canada, who have helped to make our community and our country stronger, Happy Philippine Independence Day.…
June 3, 2020
Ajax Virtual Town Hall With Health Minister Hon. Patty Hajdu (VIDEO)
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…
June 1, 2020
MP Mark Holland Statement On Anti-Black Racism
Anti-Black racism is abhorrent and must be confronted wherever it is found. We must never be silent to this injustice. We must have the difficult…
June 1, 2020
Happy Filipino Heritage Month
As of 2019, the month of June became Filipino Heritage Month in Canada. This Filipino Heritage Month we recognize the tremendous contributions made by our…
June 1, 2020
Happy Pride Month
June is celebrated as Pride Month here in Canada, and other countries worldwide. This is a month where we recognize our LGBTQ2+ community, and come…
May 23, 2020
Eid Mubarak To Our Ajax Muslim Community
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Ajax, across Canada and worldwide. Reaching the end of your fast is dramatically different this year,…
May 21, 2020
MP Mark Holland Attends Durham Tamil Association Virtual Round Table
Tonight I was honoured to join the Durham Tamil Association (DTA) for their Virtual Round Table, along with Ajax MPP Rod Phillips, Ajax Mayor Shaun…
May 18, 2020
MP Mark Holland Statement On Anniversary Of Mullivaikkal
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.…
May 14, 2020
MP Mark Holland Sttends At Home With Ajax Council series
Thank you to the Town of Ajax for hosting today's engaging discussion on COVID-19 and the local impact as part of their At Home with…
April 23, 2020
Ramadan Mubarak To Our Muslim Community In Ajax And Durham Region
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…
April 20, 2020
MP Mark Holland Statement On Tragic Shooting In Nova Scotia
Violence of any kind has no place in Canada. All Canadians are mourning with those affected by the senseless and tragic acts of violence in…
April 15, 2020
Thanks To All Who Attended The Ajax Virtual Town Hall
Thanks again to all who took part in the Ajax Virtual Town Hall, an important and informative discussion with our community about COVID-19. I was…
April 13, 2020
Happy Tamil New Year / Puthandu
Happy New Year to everyone in the Tamil community celebrating Puthandu - in Ajax, across Canada and around the world. Though these are very challenging…
April 12, 2020
Happy Easter
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…
February 1, 2020
Black History Month Celebration In Ajax - February 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…
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