On May 2011, Hon. Bal Gosal was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Bramalea- Gore- Malton and appointed as a Minister of State (Sport).
Minister Gosal moved to Canada in 1981 initially residing in British Columbia. In 1983, Minister Gosal and his wife Pawanjit moved to Brampton where they have raised their three children born in Brampton Jasmin, Sanjot, and Priya.
Minister Gosal has made significant contributions to the community in Brampton both as a soccer dad and through his community involvement. His widespread involvement includes the Peel Region Police Services Board, the Ontario Film Review Board, Brampton Board of Trade Marketing Committee, Peel Children’s Aid Society Board of Directors, William Osler Hospital foundation South Asian Round Table, Safe City Association Board, and City of Brampton Property Standards Committee.
Minister Gosal has served as the Treasurer and founding member of the Ontario Federation of Sports and Cultural Organization. He was also a Director, past Secretary, and Treasurer of the Ontario Khalsa Darbar Sports and Cultural Centre. In addition, Minister Gosal volunteered at the Brampton YMCA, acting as a director of Regional Council, and involved in the creation of the new Brampton YMCA building.
Minister Gosal has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Stationary Engineer 4th class Certificate. In 1984, he joined McDonnell Douglas Canada. In 1994, he joined Prudential Insurance as a financial advisor, which later became London Life. In 2004, he became associated with Goodison Insurance and Financial Services in downtown Brampton and in 2008 he became associated with Rai Grant insurance brokers as he built a successful business in the Brampton community as an Insurance Broker and a Financial Security Advisor.
As a Minister of State for Sport, Gosal helped promote, and advance the mission of Sport Canada, which is to enhance opportunities for all Canadians to participate and excel in sport. He did so by developing federal sport policy in Canada, providing funding programs in support of sport, and by working together with partners to advance sport initiatives. The Government of Canada is the single largest contributor to sport in Canada, and is committed to promoting a culture of sport and physical activity
Minister Gosal has supported our athletes during the 2011 Pan and Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in addition to numerous national and international sport events hosted in Canada.
In 2015, Canada will welcome the Americas for the Pan and Parapan American Games in Toronto. To ensure these Games are a success, the Harper Government will make a significant investment in sport capital projects. In addition to giving our athletes the opportunity to compete in state-of-the-art facilities, this investment will leave a lasting sport legacy for Canadians for years to come, while bringing economic prosperity throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Minister Gosal’s involvement in the Brampton community reflects his philosophy and belief of giving back to the community by increasing public safety, creating a secure community for our children, lowering taxes for our hard working families, and working towards a strong health care system. This continues to be his philosophy as the Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton. As Minister of State for sport he recognizes that promoting sport and other types of physical activity are good for the mind, the body, the soul, and that an active lifestyle leads to longer, healthier and happier lives.