Member of Parliament
Edmonton – Sherwood Park
Tim Uppal was born in British Columbia and raised in Edmonton.
Tim was elected to the House of Commons in 2008. In his two terms as Member of Parliament, Tim has worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents of Edmonton-Sherwood Park.
In 2011 Tim was appointed Minister of State for Democratic Reform, introducing legislation to reform the Senate, increase fairness in representation in the House the Commons, and strengthen regulations for political financing. In July 2013, Tim became 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 and served as a senior advisor for the Conservative Party of Canada. From 1992 to 1997, he was 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 founding 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.