Speaker Profiles

The Hon. Ed Holder

The Hon. Ed Holder

Minister of State (Science and Technology)

Ed Holder was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and was re-elected in 2011.

On March 19, 2014, Mr. Holder was appointed Minister of State (Science and Technology).

He has been a member of several committees, including the Standing Committees on Industry, Science and Technology; International Trade and Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Prior to being elected, Mr. Holder was President of Stevenson & Hunt Insurance Brokers Ltd., one of Canada’s largest private insurance brokerages. He has also served with more than 50 community organizations, including serving as President of the Board of the London Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Board of the London Convention Centre, and served on the Board of Governors of Western University.

In 2003, Mr. Holder successfully led a fundraising initiative to repatriate the Canadian Memorial Cross of Sir Frederick Banting, the Canadian winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1923. Sir Frederick’s World War II medal now hangs in the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada.

Mr. Holder is a Commander of the Order of Saint John, a member of the Canadian Legion and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Governor General’s Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada for his service to Canada.

Mr. Holder has lived in London, Ontario for more than 30 years. He and his wife Judite have one daughter and two granddaughters.

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