Dr. Colin Carrie is the proud son of a career Naval officer who settled in Oshawa when Colin was fifteen years old. A graduate of Oshawa’s RS McLaughlin CVI, Colin earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1989. Following his graduation, Colin and his wife Elizabeth returned to Oshawa where Colin established a practice and they began family. Colin and Elizabeth have three children.
Colin has always been deeply involved in his community of Oshawa, serving as an executive member of the Durham Chiropractic Society, and serving as chair of Spinal Health Week. Prior to entering Parliament, he co-owned and operated one of Durham Region’s leading chiropractic and wellness clinics, right here in Oshawa.
Colin proudly elected to represent Oshawa for the first time elected to in June 2004 and was re-elected in January 2006, October 2008, May 2011 and October 2015. From 2004 – 2006 while serving in opposition, Colin was a member of the Federal Health Committee and re-introduced Bill C-420, which advocated for greater choice in personal health care and natural health product availability for Canadians. Growing up in Oshawa meant spending his summers working in the GM plant and this experience coupled with a dedication to his community lead Colin to create the first ever Conservative Automotive Caucus shortly after being elected. Colin has remained a tireless advocate for the manufacturing industry.
During our time in Government, Colin served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, the Minister of Health and the Minister of the Environment. During his time with Health, Colin worked on several important initiatives including Bill C-32, which effectively prohibits the sale of certain flavoured tobacco products; efforts to modernize the Canadian Consumer Products Safety Act for the first time in over 40 years; efforts to recognize foreign medical credentials for newcomers to Canada; and worked to increase HIV/AIDS research and funding. Throughout his tenure Colin has been a constant advocate for several important health issues including autism, obesity, Hepatitis-C victims, and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Colin was a pivotal part of the process that recently saw the announcement of the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. The Rouge National Urban Park, is the first ever National Park within a Canadian municipality, located along the border of Pickering and Toronto.
Following the 42nd General Election Colin was appointed Deputy Critic for Health in the Official Opposition shadow cabinet.