The son of a police officer, raised in Scarborough, Bill served for 39 years with the Toronto Police Force – the last decade as its Chief of Police from 2005 to 2015.
A born leader, Bill has demonstrated his ability to unite and engage others through his numerous roles in Provincial, National, and International policing forums. He served as President of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police – receiving the distinction of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces – and has been honoured by several community organizations for his leadership and tremendous service to the people of Toronto.
Bill is dedicated to many social causes, having worked with some of Toronto’s most respected and effective organizations such as Covenant House, the United Way, and Children’s Aid Society Toronto, and is the proud recipient of the 2011 Beth Shalom Humanitarian Award. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, and is Vice-Patron of the Good Neighbours’ Club.
Bill was elected as the Member of Parliament for Scarborough Southwest in October of 2015. He served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada as well as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. On July 18,2018, he was appointed Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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