From 2011 to 2015 Bal served as Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, and as Minister of State for Sport in the Harper government.   He was the longest serving Minister in that portfolio in Canadian history.  He understands how to get results from the federal and provincial governments.

Bal is a strong believer in the value of community service and has been active in the Brampton community for many years.  He also organized and coached youth soccer.  He has served on the Peel Regional Police Services Board, the YMCA Regional Council Board, the Peel Children’s Aid Society, the City of Brampton Property Standards Committee, Brampton Civic Hospital Fundraising Committee, and many others.