Tim Uppal was born in British Columbia and raised in Mill Woods.
Tim was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. As a Member of Parliament, Tim has worked tirelessly on behalf of all residents of the Edmonton region.
In 2011 Tim was appointed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet as Minister of State for Democratic Reform; where he introduced legislation to increase fairness in representation in the House the Commons as well as legislation that strengthened the regulations for political financing. In July 2013, Tim was chosen by the Prime Minister to serve as the Minister of State for Multiculturalism.
Tim has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, the Standing Committee on Health and the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. He has also served as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Neurological Disease. In December 2010, Tim’s Private Member’s bill, to establish a National Holocaust Monument, was passed in the House of Commons with support from across the political spectrum.
Prior to entering politics, Tim was a residential mortgage manager for TD Canada Trust , served as a senior advisor for the Conservative Party of Canada and was the Executive Producer and Host of a radio show on CKER in Edmonton. He is the founder and President of the South Edmonton Youth Group and has been a member of the Capital Health Community Health Council. He was also a member of the Edmonton Police Community Advisory Council.
Tim comes from a hardworking and proud Canadian family who emigrated from Punjab, India.
Tim and his wife Kiran are enjoying the gift and responsibilities of raising their three young children, Kirpa, Nihal, and Fauja.