Timmins, Ontario , Canada
|| 00, 1957
|Last Modified||Dr. King Schultz|
Oct 29, 2012 06:12pm
|Info||Gilles Bisson currently serves as the MPP for Timmins-James Bay and is critic for Northern Development & Mines, Aboriginal Affairs, Francophone Affairs, and Natural Resources. |
In the Rae Government he served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines and the Minister of Francophone Affairs. He was the Premier's appointee on the Ontario Government's Cabinet Committee on the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1993.
Job creation and job security are key among his concerns. He is known as a strong and effective advocate for Northern Ontario and is recognized as a hard working local MPP.
Prior to coming to Queen's Park, Gilles co-ordinated a workplace literacy program for the Ontario Federation of Labour. Prior to that he played akey role with the Steelworkers in the "Lung Cancer Amongst Coal Miners" project that led to the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) recognizing lung cancer as an industrial disease.
Born in 1957 and raised in Timmins, Ontario, Gilles is married to Murielle. They have two daughters, Julie and Natalie.
Articulate, lively and humour-filled, Gilles livens up any gathering and has much to say on topics such as user fees, downloading, French language services, NAFTA and helping Northern development.