Having grown up, raised a family and run a small business in the area, Norm Miller understands the issues affecting the people and communities of Parry Sound-Muskoka. Norm was first elected to represent the riding in a by-election on March 22, 2001, and has been re-elected four times since.
Born to Ann and Frank Miller and raised in Bracebridge, the values of family, integrity, and the importance of hard work were instilled in Norm at an early age.
Along with his wife Christine and four children Norm ran a lodge on Lake Muskoka for 25 years. He was inspired to enter politics by his father as well as his own commitment to helping the people and communities of Parry Sound – Muskoka.
From April 2002 to September 2003, Norm was the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines. He also served as Vice-Chair of the General Government Committee, Commissioner of the Red Tape Secretariat, member of the Estimates Committee, and sat on the Cabinet Committee for Economic and Resource Policy.
Since 2003, Norm has served in many critic roles including as Opposition Critic for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs, Research and Innovation. Currently Norm is the Opposition Critic for Northern Development and Mines and Natural Resources and Forestry.
A firm believer in financial accountability, Norm chaired the Standing Committee on Public Accounts from 2011 until 2014. In an effort to improve the financial accountability of the government Norm has introduced private members bills to increase the oversight by the Auditor General.
Norm has also advocated for the cycling community. He is the PC co-chair of the All-Party Ontario Cycling Caucus and has introduced multiple private members bills to increase safety for cyclists by having paved shoulders on secondary provincial highways.
Norm is a strong advocate for businesses and tourism in the Parry Sound-Muskoka area and has served as President of Muskoka Tourism and Director and Treasurer of Resorts Ontario.
A passionate outdoorsman, Norm enjoys paddling and fishing. He also plays hockey and was a minor hockey coach in Muskoka.