Bill Casey was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia on February 19, 1945. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Engineering Diploma from St. Francis Xavier University.
Bill Casey has an extensive business background. He built and operated two restaurants and gift shops in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
He owned and operated Bill Casey Pontiac Buick and Bill Casey Ford Mercury with outlets in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick for 18 years. He was awarded the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award for Canada in 1987 for exemplifying high standards in business and community contributions. Awarded once a year, this is the highest award for a car dealer in Canada.
Mr. Casey established a manufactured house factory in Amherst that had dealerships in all four Atlantic Provinces. He became very aware of the inter-provincial regulations that thwart trade and create challenges for trade and transportation in Atlantic Canada.
After the 1993 Federal Election, Casey became a Financial Advisor and Stockbroker with Merrill Lynch, which he operated in Amherst, Nova Scotia.
Bill Casey was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1988 federal election. He focused on economic development issues in his riding. He served on the Consumer and Corporate Affairs Committee and the Industry, Science and Technology Committee.
Casey regained his former seat in the House of Commons in the 1997 Federal Election with an 8,000 vote majority. In July 1997, he was appointed Transport Critic for the P.C. Party
Following his re-election in the November 2000 Federal Election, Casey was appointed the P.C. Party Critic for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.
Bill Casey and his wife Rosemary have three children: Michael, Holly and Allison.