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Hon. Bill Morneau

Canada Institute Advisory Board Member; Co-Chair of the Washington Forum on the Canadian Economy

Professional affiliation

Former Minister of Finance of Canada

Full Biography

Bill Morneau served as Canada's 39th Minister of Finance from 2015 to 2020, and was also Governor at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Between 1990 and 2015, Mr. Morneau led the multinational human resources firm Morneau Shepell (now TELUS Health). In 2021, he was Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute at Yale University. Mr. Morneau currently serves as Chairman of NovaSource Power Services, Director at CIBC and at Clairvest, Chair of the Advisory Board of Magnet, Senior Advisor at BCG, Member of The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute Advisory Board, and Co-chair of the National Arts Centre’s The Next Act Campaign. In January 2023, he released his book Where to From Here, outlining his views on how Canadian economic policy can increase prosperity. Mr. Morneau founded a school for Somali and Sudanese girls in a UN Refugee camp in northern Kenya and is currently sponsoring a scholarship program for young women refugees at the University of Toronto. He is past chair of St. Michael's Hospital, Covenant House and the C.D. Howe Institute. He holds an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, an M.B.A. from INSEAD, and a B.A. from Western University.