Norm Letnick was re-elected to a third term as MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country on May 9, 2017 and previously served for four years as BC’s Minister of Agriculture. Norm currently serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Health.
Representing the Kelowna-Lake Country riding since 2009, Norm has been involved in several committees, including as chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health, Select Standing Committee on Finance, and Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, as a member of the Treasury Board and Legislative Review Committee, as well as vice-chair of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy.
Prior to his election as an MLA, Norm 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. Prior to teaching business Norm owned several financial services and technology-related firms over almost twenty years.
His public service also includes terms as chair of the Banff Hospital Board and Municipal Planning Commission, president of the Banff Housing Corporation and secretary/treasurer of the Banff Shine Club, president of the Kelowna Gyro Club, Banff Rotary Club, and past member of the Kelowna Rotary Club and Banff Tourism Bureau. In 2009, he 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 from the University of British Columbia with a focus on health economics and policy.