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Mark Holland is a Canadian politician who serves as the current leader of the Government in the House of Commons. In the 2004 federal election, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a candidate of the Liberal Party in the Ontario riding of Ajax-Pickering. Holland was subsequently re-elected in the 2006, 2008, and 2015 federal elections.
Holland was defeated in the 2011 election and became the director of health promotion and public affairs with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He also served as the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s executive director for the Ontario Mission and national director of children and youth, before returning to federal politics in 2015. In August 2018, he was promoted to the position of Chief Government Whip.
Mark Holland PC MP was born on October 16, 1974 (age 47 years) in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Holland majored in political science and history at the University of Toron to and graduated in 1996. He worked as an assistant to Member of Parliament Dan McTeague and at the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. He also worked for the Royal Bank of Canada and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
Mark Holland served as a city councillor for the city of Pickering from 1997 to 2004, and as a councillor for the Regional Municipality of Durham from 2000 to 2004. He created the Millennium Waterfront Committee in Pickering in 1998 and led the redevelopment of Pickering’s waterfront. He also founded the Region of Durham’s Youth Partnership Initiative, the City of Pickering’s Winterfest and was a member of the board of directors for Veridian Corporation.
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Holland was also a member of the Durham Region Police Services Board, past vice-chair of both the Ajax-Pickering Social Development Council and the Ajax-Pickering Block Parent program and a past member of Durham Region’s finance and administration committee. He continues to be a member of the Durham West Arts Centre and was one of their founding members.
Mark Holland was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Ajax-Pickering, Ontario, from 2004 to 2011. He has served as vice-chair of the Public Accounts Committee, vice-chair of the Public Safety and National Security Committee, critic for Natural Resources, critic for Public Works and Procurement, critic for the Canada Border Services Agency, associate critic for Treasury Board, as a member of the Finance Committee, Industry Committee, Public Accounts Committee, Government Operations Committee and on the Cities and Communities Caucus.
Holland brought up a private members bill to advocate for the cause of lowering the voting age in Parliament. The bill stipulated that 16- to 18-year-olds be allowed to vote in federal elections encouraged provincial and municipal jurisdictions to allow the same. He asked that an elections unit be taught in high schools before elections take place, to inform students on current events and issues at debate. By raising this interest in youth first, at the election they will make more informed choices. Furthermore, voting would take place in schools, raising voter turnout. In October 2006, Holland re-introduced as a private members bill a former Liberal government bill to reform the animal cruelty sections of the Criminal Code of Canada, which have changed little since 1892.
He has been named by The Globe and Mail as a member of the new ‘Rat Pack’ and was voted by the Hill Times as the most effective Opposition MP in Question Period and the ‘Best Up-And-Comer’ four times from 2006–2008. Conservative Minister Stockwell Day has referred to Holland as ‘Perry Mason on Steroids’ and ‘the Caped Crusader’ during their sometimes heated exchanges in the Public Safety and National Security meetings. CTV called Mark Holland “a one-man rat pack on a mission to change the hill”. Macleans has labelled Holland – ‘Part Attack Dog – Part King Maker’ for his going after Conservatives and for his role in the 2006 leadership campaign.
Aaron Wherry of Maclean’s Magazine spoke of Holland saying “If you saw Kennedy in Montreal, Holland was inevitably not far behind. Already a favourite of some on Parliament Hill for his oratory skills and his impressive head of hair, Holland is a mere 32 years old – making him a potential leadership candidate for the next 30 years.”
Mark Holland supported Gerard Kennedy’s leadership bid for the federal Liberal Party and was Kennedy’s Ontario campaign chair. When Kennedy dropped off after the second ballot to support former Environment Minister Stéphane Dion, Holland went with him and was seen as key in building a bridge between the two camps. Holland was the Ontario co-chair of Michael Ignatieff’s 2008 leadership campaign.
Holland was named the critic for Natural Resources in Dion’s shadow cabinet on January 18, 2007. He was subsequently named critic for Public Safety and National Security, a post he held until his defeat in 2011. In that capacity, he led the opposition criticism over the handling of the G8 Summit, efforts to save the gun registry and opposition to the Conservative Party’s crime agenda. As a sharp and vocal critic of the government, the Conservatives dubbed him “Public Enemy Number 1” prior to the 2011 election, a fact Holland wore as “a badge of honour” citing other prominent Canadians the government targeted for disagreeing with their agenda.
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In 2015, Holland was nominated the Liberal candidate for the new riding of Ajax, essentially the southern portion of his old riding, thus positioning him for a rematch against Alexander. He overwhelmed Alexander by almost 12,000 votes as part of the Liberal surge in southern Ontario and retook his seat with 56 percent of the vote.
In December 2015, Mark Holland was announced as the parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Democratic Institutions. In January 2017, he was shifted to Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. In August 2018, he was promoted to the position of chief government whip, succeeding the previous whip, Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier Pablo Rodriguez.
Mark Holland is married to his longtime girlfriend Cindy Holland, they had their wedding in 2009 in a private ceremony in Ontario. Mark and his wife Cindy have three children: Braeson Holland, Maia Holland, and Riley Holland. He stands with an appealing height and has a good bodyweight that suits his personality. As a lifelong resident of west Durham, Holland lives in Ajax with his wife and children.
Mark Holland net worth
How much is Mark Holland worth? Mark Holland net worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his career as a politician. Holland successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential politicians in Canada. His salary for 2022 ranges from $162,574 to $375,483, but with bonuses, benefits and various other compensation, he made significantly more than his salary in the year 2020.