He has also held Assistant Deputy Minister roles in the ministries of Training, Colleges and Universities, Economic Development and Trade, Public Infrastructure Renewal, International Trade and Investment, and Intergovernmental Affairs.
William spent several years in the federal government at the Department of Finance and the Science Council of Canada. He holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of London (UK) and a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from York University. His research interests include public finance, intergovernmental relations, economic development and program evaluation.