MPP for Timmins-James Bay
Gilles Bisson was first elected as MPP of Timmins – James Bay in 1990 and has proudly served the community for over 25 years. Currently the NDP Critic for Natural Resources and Forestry, and the NDP Caucus House Leader at Queen’s Park, Gilles has championed many causes and developed a reputation for working tirelessly on behalf of his constituents. He was instrumental in exposing the water crisis in First Nation communities like Kashechewan, and has fought to save forestry and mining jobs in the north.
Gilles and his staff are known as tireless advocates for the constituents of Timmins – James Bay. Be it helping constituents with navigating an issue through WSIB or ODSP, or securing a funding application for a community group or a municipality, Gilles and his staff take pride in going the extra mile to lend a hand.
Gilles’ passion for service also brought him into contact with the armed forces, first as an Air Cadet for four years where he attained the rank of Flight Sergeant. From there, Gilles enlisted in the Canadian Army, later returning home to Timmins to serve as a training officer with both the Air and Army Cadets.
Gilles happily married to Murielle Bisson, is the proud father of two grown daughters, Julie Bisson-Gardner and Natalie Bisson-Wakeford, and grandfather to Nathaniel, Victoria, Elissa and Eva.