Thank You God for MLA: Norm Letnick and for his desire to see this province a better place. Strengthen his vision so he can carry out his workload effectively and bless him with good health. Thank you for this man and his family and may You be near them in this next period of their lives. We pray in Your Name. Amen.
Originally elected in 2009, Norm was re-elected to a second term as MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country on May 14, 2013.
Norm currently serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Intergovernmental Affairs, responsible for the Francophone file. Norm also serves as chair of the Select Standing Committee on Health, vice-chair of the Cabinet Committee on Strong Economy and is a member of the Treasury Board.
Previously, Norm served as Minister of Agriculture, member of the Legislative Review Committee and the Select Standing Committees on Public Accounts and Finance and Government Services.
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.