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Lake Country MLA returns as agriculture minister

Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick has returned as B.C.
Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick has returned as B.C.'s agriculture minister.
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Norm Letnick is returning to some familiar duties.

On Friday, Premier Christy Clark announced the Kelowna-Lake Country MLA will take over as agriculture minister from Pat Pimm.

“I’m looking forward to getting to work, and that starts with  reconnecting with stakeholders, sitting down and working together on  our common goal of a sustainable and thriving agricultural sector,”  said Letnick, who was agriculture minister from September 2012 to June 2013.

“We’ll work together to ensure British Columbia’s  farmers and ranchers have a bright future, for generations to come.”

Pimm will remain as Peace River MLA but is stepping back from cabinet because of medical concerns.

“The protection of farmland and support for farming families is a  priority for this government, and Norm brings a wealth of experience as  a former minister of agriculture,” said Clark.

“I want  to thank Pat Pimm for leading an ambitious agenda to strengthen and  grow B.C.’s agriculture industry. Right now, he needs to focus on his  family, his health and recovery.”

Letnick has been secretary to the premier for intergovernmental affairs.

 

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