Tim was the Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park from 2008 to 2015. He 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. He 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.
Prior to entering politics, Tim was a residential mortgage manager for TD Canada Trust and served as a senior advisor to 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 Uppal was born in British Columbia and raised in Edmonton. He comes from a hardworking and proud Canadian family who emigrated from Punjab, India. Tim and his wife Kiran are enjoying the gifts and responsibilities of raising their three young children, Kirpa, Nihal, and Fauja.