Communications Advisor and Legislative Assistant to Tony Baldinelli, MP for Niagara Falls and Special Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition on Tourism Recovery
Billy currently works as Communications Advisor and Legislative Assistant to Tony Baldinelli, Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls and Special Advisor to the Leader on Tourism Recovery in the Conservative Shadow Cabinet.
Billy’s work experience includes time in the public service, private sector, and with a not-for-profit association. Most of his career to date has been with the public service in the role of supporting parliamentarians fulfill their democratic duties and responsibilities. Billy has worked in Ottawa for almost 8 years, including half a decade on parliament hill, covering time across three different parliaments: the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd.
These experiences have exposed Billy to a number of political contexts. He has worked in various levels of public service, both federally and provincially in Ontario; he has worked in majority and minority government contexts; and he has held positions in both government and opposition. Billy has also worked in a variety of office settings as well. These include three ministerial offices, multiple hill offices, and a number of constituency offices. Billy has managed a federal election campaign, and has involved himself in many other campaigns throughout his career both politically and for various causes.
This cumulative experience has given Billy a sound understanding of the machinery of government, it’s operations, cycles, and dynamics, as well as first-hand experience managing and engaging with campaigns, communications, legislative and parliamentary affairs, stakeholder relations, and public policy.
Billy’s hobbies include anything to do with hockey, playing Settlers of Catan, and maintaining physical fitness. He recently covered the Ottawa Senators during their 2018-19 season as an NHL writer at Full Press Coverage.
“Carleton’s MPM graduate program was 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: October 5, 2020