Biography

The Honourable Bal Gosal

Minister of State (Sport)

The Honourable Bal Gosal

The Honourable Bal Gosal immigrated from India to British Columbia in 1981. Two years later, he and his wife Pawanjit moved across the country to Brampton Ontario, where they raised their three children and continue to live to this day.

Minister of State Gosal earned his Bachelor of Science degree from DAV College Jalandhar / Punjab University in India and moved on to a successful career in the financial sector for McDonnell Douglas Canada, Prudential Insurance, Goodison Insurance and Financial Services, and Rai Grant Insurance Brokers.

Following his election to the House of Commons in May 2011 as the Member of Parliament for Bramalea—Gore–Malton, he was appointed Minister of State (Sport).

As Canada’s Sport Minister, he works tirelessly to promote and advance the mission of Sport Canada, which is to enhance opportunities for all Canadians to participate and excel in sport.

Since his appointment, many initiatives have been advanced to enhance Canada’s sporting experience. These include developing the federal sport policy in Canada, providing funding programs in support of sport, and working with partners to move sport initiatives forward. Minister of State Gosal has had the honour of personally cheering on our Canadian athletes during the 2011 Pan and Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, as well as at numerous national and international sport events hosted in Canada.

Minister of State Gosal recognizes and promotes the fact that sport and other types of physical activity are important for the mind, body, and soul and that an active lifestyle leads to a longer, healthier, and happier life.