Bill Walker (Canadian politician)

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Bill Walker
MPP
Bill Walker MPP.JPG
Ontario Chief Government Whip
Assumed office
July 6, 2018
Premier Doug Ford
Preceded by Jim Bradley
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Bill Murdoch
Personal details
Born 1966 (age 51–52)
Hepworth, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Hepworth, Ontario
Occupation Health-care executive

Bill Walker (born c. 1966) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound. He has been an MPP since 2011.

Background[edit]

Walker was born and raised in Hepworth, Ontario.[1] He was an executive in the health-care industry and also worked for Bruce Power.[2]

Politics[edit]

Walker ran in the 2011 provincial election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound. He defeated Liberal candidate Kevin Eccles by 8,678 votes.[3] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Ellen Anderson by 8,864 votes.[1][4]

He served as the party's critic for Community and Social Services.

On July 6, 2018, he was appointed Chief Government Whip.

Ontario Provincial Government of Doug Ford
Special Parliamentary Responsibilities
Predecessor Title Successor
Jim Bradley Chief Government Whip
June 29, 2018 – present
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Langlois, Denis (June 12, 2014). "Walker walks away with Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound". Owen Sound Sun Times. 
  2. ^ Brean, Joseph (October 7, 2011). "Incumbents rule in Central Ontario; Rural Tory stronghold sticks to its roots". National Post. p. A6. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "General Election by District: Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. 

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