The Honourable William Francis Morneau, Minister of Finance, is an accomplished business leader who has been an active volunteer in Toronto Centre for more than 20 years.
When consulting and outsourcing company Morneau Shepell was founded, it employed 200 people. After Bill assumed leadership of the family business in 1990, the company expanded to providing meaningful and stable work for over 3,300 families across Canada.
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 Foundation, and sat on the boards of The Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, and The Learning Partnership. In addition he has been chair of the board of Covenant House and the C.D. Howe Institute.
Internationally, Bill founded a special school for Somali and Sudanese youth 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 Bachelor of Arts from Western University, a Masters of Science from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.