Tony Van Bynen is a dedicated community builder with a proven record of public service. First elected federally in 2019, and re-elected in 2021, he is proud to be your member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora. He understands that we need to protect our environment, invest in healthcare, and offer real help to families in our community. Tony believes fiscal responsibility does not ignore the social needs of a nation.
Tony currently sits on the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA), and the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology (INDU). He previously sat on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, which helped guide us from the start of the pandemic. Tony is also the Secretary of the Ontario Federal Liberal Caucus and Chair of the York Region Federal Liberal caucus.
Prior to being elected as our MP, he also had the privilege to serve as Mayor of Newmarket for 12 years and on Council since 2001. During that time, community building guided Tony on his mission to revitalize Main Street, renew the historic Old Town Hall, and build the Riverwalk Commons so youth and families can enjoy great public places, right here at home.
A resident of Newmarket for over 40 years, Tony and his wife Roxanne raised their two daughters here, and enjoy seeing their grandchildren grow up in the community.
Community service, volunteerism, and helping those in need is what drives Tony. He and Roxanne have volunteered at Southlake Regional Health Centre and Inn from the Cold, for over 10 years. They deliver food for the Newmarket Food Bank, and Tony was instrumental in creating Belinda’s Place – a multi-purpose facility for homeless and at-risk women.
Through his 30-year career in banking, and past service as President of the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, Tony understands what local businesses need to thrive. He’s delivered innovative solutions to support them, including creating the Envi broadband network so that businesses in our community have ultra-high-speed connectivity.
Indeed Tony has a passion for public service – with a focus on local – and for bringing the voices of Newmarket-Aurora to his colleagues in Ottawa.