Norm Letnick was re-elected to a third term as MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country on May 9, 2017. He is the Official Opposition Health Critic and served four years as BC's Minister of Agriculture.
Representing the Kelowna-Lake Country riding since 2009, Norm has been involved in several committees. He chaired the Select Standing Committee on Health, and was a member of the Select Standing Committee on Finance, and Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts. He was also 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, 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 also 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 and is the lead organizer for the Lake Country Terry Fox Run.
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.