As our Member of Parliament Bill will work to ensure that all people are represented as he works to enrich the lives of our residents.
After serving 17 years as a Member of Parliament, Bill Casey has returned to federal politics as the Liberal MP for the riding of Cumberland–Colchester.
Bill served as a Conservative MP from 1988 to 2007 and sat as an Independent until 2009 because of his strong opposition to the Conservative’s decision to break the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord. Initially elected as a Progressive Conservative, Bill now views Harper’s Conservatives as anything but progressive, and whole-heartedly believes that the Liberal Party of Canada reflects his own values. Retiring from politics in 2009, Bill moved to the public sector as the senior representative for Nova Scotia at the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs in Ottawa.
A 70-year resident of Cumberland–Colchester and a prostate cancer survivor, Bill is always looking to give back to his community and has volunteered with several local organizations including the Rotary Club. Bill is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and has been active in fundraising for cancer research and the YMCA in Amherst. Named “Best Constituency MP” by MacLean’s Magazine in 2009, he is an experienced parliamentarian who knows how to get results, and is ready to be a strong local voice in Ottawa.
He is married to Rosemary and has three children and two grandchildren.