News Bisson’s bribery bill passes second reading SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, contributor, Monday, Dec. 5th, 2016 Photo credit: Supplied Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson says energy minister Glenn Thibeault should resign until a bribery case that involves him is resolved. A top-ranking Liberal is charged with bribing Thibeault to run for the Liberals in a by-election. But the Crown also claims Thibeault asked for a bribe. He wasn’t charged because asking to be bribed is not illegal. Bisson is trying to change that with a bill that makes it illegal to ask for or to accept a bribe when running for office. Bisson’s bill has passed second reading and will now be debated at the committee stage before a third and final vote.