Norman Levi

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Norman Levi
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Coquitlam-Maillardville
Vancouver-Burrard (1972-1979)
In office
30 August 1972 – 5 May 1983
Serving with Rosemary Brown (1972-1979)
Preceded byHarold James Merilees
Bert Price
Succeeded byJohn Michael Parks
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Vancouver South
In office
21 May 1968 – 27 August 1969
Preceded byThomas Audley Bate
Succeeded byAgnes Kripps
Personal details
Born(1927-02-25)25 February 1927
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Died25 December 2015(2015-12-25) (aged 88)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Political partyBritish Columbia New Democratic Party
OccupationSocial Worker

Norman Levi (25 February 1927 – 25 December 2015) was an English-born social worker and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Vancouver South from 1968 to 1969, Vancouver-Burrard from 1972 to 1979 and Coquitlam-Maillardville from 1979 to 1983 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a New Democratic Party (NDP) member.[1]

He was born in Birmingham[2] and served in the British Army from 1943 to 1947. After leaving the army he moved to Canada, then studied at Western Washington University. In 1951, he married Gloria Hammerman. Levi graduated as a social worker and was hired by the John Howard Society in Vancouver. He served as president of the provincial NDP. He was first elected to the provincial assembly in a 1968 by-election held following the death of Thomas Audley Bate. He was defeated when he ran for re-election in 1969[2] and 1983.[3] Levi served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Rehabilitation and Social Improvement and as Minister of Human Resources.[4] He died on 25 December 2015.[5][6]


  1. ^ Normandin, Pierre G.; Normandin, A. Léopold (4 August 1965). "Guide Parlementaire Canadien". P.G. Normandin – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b Webster, Daisy (1970). Growth of the N.D.P. in B.C., 1900-1970: 81 political biographies.
  3. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Executive Council of the Legislative Assembly". Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. 1973. Archived from the original on 9 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Norman Levi February 25, 1927 – December 25, 2015 - Obituary".
  6. ^ Watts, Richard (14 February 2016). "Obituary: Cabinet minister Norman Levi served under Barrett". Times Colonist. Retrieved 18 May 2022.