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MLA: Hon. Norm Letnick – Kelowna-Lake Country – Minister of Agriculture (Demo)

Lord God our loving Father, please hear our prayer for MLA: Honorable Norm Letnick who is serving our province. Thank You for his commitment as Minister of Agriculture in our government. We pray earnestly that You will guide him in his various roles and that You will keep him and his loved ones in good health. We know that at times it can be stressful being in the political arena so we ask that You will continue to provide the strength and peace he requires to be successful. In all things and in all ways Lord, we ask that You extend your care and blessings to MLA: Letnick. In the Mighty name of Christ, we ask this. Amen.

Originally elected in 2009, Norm was re-elected to a second term as MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country on May 14, 2013.

On April 11, 2014 Norm was appointed Minister of Agriculture. He is also responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs and for the Francophone file. He is a member of the Treasury Board, Legislative Review Committee and vice-chair of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy. As well, Norm serves as the chair of the government’s Okanagan Caucus.

He has served as chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health, and as a member of the Select Standing Committees on Finance and Public Accounts, and previously as Minister of Agriculture from 2012 until 2013.

Before entering provincial politics, Norm served on Kelowna City Council from 2005-2008, and Banff Town Council from 1992-1998.

As a businessman Norm has owned two H&R Block franchises, a Motorola dealership, and a computer store. He has also served on the council of St. Charles Garnier Parish, as well as president of the Kelowna Gyro Club, the Rotary Club, the Banff Tourism Bureau and the Banff Rotary Club. He has also served as secretary/treasurer of the Banff Shine Club, and was chairman of both the Banff Hospital Board and Municipal Planning Commission. He was also president of the Banff Housing Corporation, developing over $20 million in affordable housing.

Before being elected as MLA, Norm was a tenured Associate Professor in the business program at Okanagan University College. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Rhodes Scholarship Nomination from the University of Calgary, a Master of Business Administration degree from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, and achieved candidacy status in a PhD on Health Economics before setting aside his studies to focus on his role as an MLA.

Norm was the 2009 recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Regional Community Champion Award for his work with the Gala of Hope, helping to fund raise $624,000 over three years.

Norm speaks fluent French, enjoys sports and helping others reach their full potential. He and his wife Helene have three children.

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