A Timmins councilor has thrown his hat into the ring for the Timmins-James Bay provincial Progressive Conservatives. Councilor Steve Black has decided to pursue provincial politics and take on incumbent NDP MPP Gilles Bisson. Black has cited the need for a strong voice at Queen’s Park to act on jobs, regional resource development and the economy in his decision to go for the nod. Black is a professional engineer and works at Xtrata. He’s been an outspoken member of Timmins City council and sits on the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority Board, the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board and the Porcupine Health Unit’s Board to name a few. The nomination for Timmins-James Bay’s PC candidate will take place on Saturday, April 27th at 2:30pm at the Travelodge’s Conference Room 2.