Our Heavenly Father, we come to you on behalf of Norm Miller the representative for Parry Sound –Muskoka, and ask that You would grant strength and peace as he functions as the Critic, Northern Development and Mines and the Deputy Opposition Whip. May you cause that in his personal life, as well as his life as a politician the keen awareness of Your love and Mercy in his life. Bless his family I pray and cause them to know that they too have a significant role as a part of the family in representing the people of their constituency. May their days be blessed by Your presence Father. AMEN!
Norm Miller was first elected to represent the riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka in a by-election on March 22, 2001, and re-elected in general elections in October 2003, October 2007, October 2011 and June 2014. Norm has served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Commissioner of the Red Tape Secretariat, member of the Estimates Committee, and sat on the Cabinet Committee for Economic and Resource Policy.
While in opposition Norm has been the PC Critic for a variety of portfolios including Natural Resources, Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Mines, Research and Innovation, and Finance. He also served as Chief Opposition Whip for 6 years, sat on the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs and sat on the PC Job Creation Task Force.
Most recently, he was appointed as the PC Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and re-appointed the Critic for Northern Development and Mines including Ring of Fire Issues.
For 25 years, together with his wife, Christine and their four children, owned and operated a lodge on Lake Muskoka. Norm is also past President of Muskoka Tourism, past Director and Treasurer of Resorts Ontario and is a strong advocate for economic growth and tourism in the Parry Sound-Muskoka area.