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Billy Morrison

Legislative Assistant to the Honourable Rob Nicholson, MP for Niagara Falls

Degrees:MPM/14

Billy currently works in Ottawa on Parliament Hill as the Legislative Assistant to the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls. Billy is responsible for managing the legislative business and parliamentary affairs for Mr. Nicholson, who also serves as the Shadow Minister of Public Services and Procurement in Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. It is a busy portfolio and the MPM program has helped Billy prepare and excel in his role.

As a hobby, Billy has taken up a position as an NHL writer for Full Press Coverage. Billy covers the Ottawa Senators and writes season previews, game re-caps, team updates, analysis, and more. Anyone interested in hockey content can follow Billy on Twitter (@BillyMorrison01) and Instagram (fpc_billymorrison).

Billy grew up in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario. There, he discovered his passion for politics as a high school student advocate for local education. He pursued this passion to the University of Guelph, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in environmental governance and criminal justice and public policy. Upon graduating from Guelph, he continued his pursuit to Carleton University for the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management.

Throughout his career, Billy has gained valuable work experience in the private sector, the public service, and various political offices both federally and provincially in Ontario. Political settings include time spent in both Government and Opposition, as well as three ministerial offices, two constituency offices, and multiple MP offices on Parliament Hill.

“Carleton’s MPM graduate program has been invaluable for acquiring practical skills and knowledge, which has greatly benefited my career development. The faculty are excellent as are the opportunities to build new friendships and a professional network. One of my favourite experiences was the practicum component, which takes students beyond the classroom to prepare them for a career in the real world. Based in the Nation’s Capital, Carleton’s MPM is an ideal program for anyone who wishes to study and practice politics.”

Last Revision: Jan. 18, 2019