Norm Letnick was re-elected to a third term as MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country in 2017.
Representing the Kelowna-Lake Country riding since 2009, Norm has served as the Minister of Agriculture and has been involved in several committees, including as chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health, and as a member of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Treasury Board and Legislative Review Committee, as well as vice-chair of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy.
Norm was also significantly involved in Francophone affairs-related matters and Intergovernmental Affairs, including relations with the consular corps.
Norm is currently the Official Opposition co-critic on Agriculture where he draws upon his previous ministerial experience.
Prior to his election as an MLA, Letnick sat on municipal council in both Kelowna (2005-08) and Banff (1992-98), and was a tenured associate professor in Okanagan University College's business program.
He has extensive business experience, having owned several financial services and technology-related firms. He has served his community as a past president of the Kelowna Gyro Club and Banff Rotary Club, and as a past member of the Kelowna Rotary Club and Banff Tourism Bureau. He was also chair of the Banff Hospital Board and Municipal Planning Commission, president of the Banff Housing Corporation and secretary/treasurer of the Banff Shine Club. In 2009, Letnick received the Canadian Cancer Society's Regional Community Champion Award, in recognition of his Gala of Hope fundraising work.
Norm holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Rhodes Scholarship nomination from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University, and achieved candidacy status for a PhD in Health Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Letnick remains active in his home community of Kelowna. He and his wife Helene are the proud parents of three wonderful children and proud grandparents of one granddaughter.