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. Norm has been married to Helene for 38 years, they have three adult children living in Kelowna and one granddaughter.
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.
Norm has and continues to serve the public in many ways apart from his elected role including: past president or chairperson of the Kelowna Gyro Club, Banff Rotary Club, a not-for-profit housing corporation, the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital Board, and the Kelowna Affordable Housing Task Force. He is currently a member of the Kelowna Rotary Club, both the Kelowna and Lake Country Chambers of Commerce, chair of the 5th annual walk up Knox Mtn for Health and World Peace, lead organizer for the Lake Country Terry Fox Run, and is a volunteer at the Kelowna General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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 and writes monthly columns for the Kelowna Daily Courier on Health matters.