Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre & Canada's Minister of Finance
Bill Morneau was appointed as Finance Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015, following his election as the Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre. Prior to that appointment, he had a very successful business career. He has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years.
When Bill became President of Morneau Shepell in 1992 the firm employed 200 people and provided employee benefits and pension services. Under his leadership, the company expanded to become the largest Canadian human resources company, employing 4000 people in Canada and around the world, and he took the company public in 2005 on the TSX.
Bill studied retirement issues as a member of the Government of Ontario’s Pension Advisory Council and in 2012, he was appointed as Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Finance.
Bill’s community service in Toronto Centre is extensive. He has worked to support the arts, help street kids, and improve access to health care and education. He was chair of the board of St-Michael’s Hospital, Covenant House and the CD Howe Institute, and sat on the boards of The Loran Scholars Foundation and The Learning Partnership.
Internationally, Bill founded a special school for Somali and Sudanese girls in an African refugee camp.
In 2002, Bill was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. He has co-authored a book, The Real Retirement, and has authored numerous articles on public policy issues. Bill holds a B.A from Western University, an M. Sc. (Econ) from London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
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