Bill Casey was born and raised in Amherst. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1967 with a degree in engineering, and went into business in Amherst with his wife Rosemary. Together they raised three children, and have lived in Amherst ever since.
As Chair of the Standing Committee on Health, Bill is responsible for chairing meetings of the Committee studying issues related to the programs of Health Canada and its agencies, and more broadly, health topics important to Canadians. The Committee reports to Parliament; the Committee does not make laws but may report to Parliament and recommend changes to the laws of Canada.
During my time as a Member of Parliament, I was very fortunate to be introduced to the Middle East. It captured my interest from the first time I stepped off of the airplane in Israel, and the region still appeals to me. During that first visit, the group I was traveling with spent time in Israel and the Palestinian territories. It was truly and eye opener for me and I will never forget that first experience. Over the years since, I have made good friends on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and in several neighboring countries.
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