Government of Ontario

Gilles Bisson

MPP Timmins

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First elected in 1990 in the former riding of Cochrane South, Gilles Bisson has proudly served the people of Timmins for 29 years.

Currently the House Leader for Ontario's Official Opposition, Gilles has championed many causes and developed a reputation for working tirelessly on behalf of his constituents. Gilles is intimately aware of the issues that matter to Northerners. From the fight to expose the water crisis in First Nations communities like Kashechewan, and ongoing efforts to save forestry and mining jobs in the region, Gilles works diligently to be a strong, effective voice for the North at Queen’s Park.

Here in our community, Gilles and his staff appreciate the privilege and responsibility that comes with serving the people of Timmins. From helping constituents deal with WSIB or ODSP concerns to working with local community groups and municipalities with their funding and program applications, Gilles and his team take pride in going the extra mile for our community.

A lifelong resident of Timmins, Gilles and wife Murielle have made the city their home for the last 43 years, and are the proud parents of daughters Julie Bisson-Gardner and Natalie Bisson-Wakeford, as well as devoted grandparents of Nathaniel, Victoria, Elissa and Eva.

The latest on the issues

March 3, 2021

Bisson comes to agreement with LifeLabs to reduce wait times

TIMMINS – MPP Gilles Bisson (Timmins) has taken action to secure shorter wait times for Timmins LifeLabs patients. Details were provided by Bisson at Queen’s Park on Wednesday during Member’s State... More
January 8, 2021

Government's extended Northern COVID-19 lockdown was avoidable

QUEEN’S PARK — The North’s Official Opposition MPPs France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), John Vanthof (Timiskaming—Cochrane), Jamie West (Sudbury), Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay—Atikokan), Sol Mama... More
December 10, 2020

Government's failure to take action on northern transportation means dangerous winter highways continue

QUEEN’S PARK – The government’s northern transportation re-announcement on Thursday failed to address northern transportation concerns, says the Official Opposition.  Jennifer French, MPP for Oshaw... More