Father, we are grateful for the men and women that You call into the public service area. MLA: Norm Macdonald is such a man. As we enter a new year and the upcoming legislative session, we pray that You will give him fresh vision, courage and fire regarding the calling that You gave him when he first entered the public sector. May those around him, family, friends and legislative colleagues, also be a source of renewed encouragement, support and help to him in fulling the mandate that he has. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
Norm Macdonald was re-elected as the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke in May 2013. He was first elected to the legislature in 2005.
Norm serves as Opposition Critic for Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Norm has served as Opposition critic for forests and range, visiting forest-dependent communities from Vancouver Island, the south and central Interior, to the Peace, hearing from workers and stakeholder groups.
Norm has been very active in working for the people of the Columbia River-Revelstoke constituency, speaking out about the impacts of the Glacier-Howser independent power project and the proposed Jumbo resort. He has also been a fierce advocate for strengthening health care and ambulance services in his community.
Recently the principal of Nicholson Elementary School, Norm has taught for more than 15 years in the Columbia Valley. He has a further six years of experience teaching in Africa.
Norm served as a councillor and was then elected mayor of Golden in 1996.
Norm Macdonald lives in Golden with his wife, Karen.