Colin Carrie was first elected as the MP for Oshawa in 2004. He is now the Conservative’s Deputy Critic for Health. He was previously the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and he considers himself an advocate on a number of health issues including autism, obesity and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
In 2005, Carrie introduced Private Member’s Bill C420, An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act. The bill, which did not pass the House, would have given Canadians greater choice in personal health care and natural health product availability. He also worked on Bill C-32, An Act to Amend the Tobacco Act, as Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Health. The bill, which received royal assent in 2009, prohibited the sale of certain flavoured tobacco products.
Carrie also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment.
Carrie moved to Oshawa as a teenager and grew up working at the GM plant during his summers off. This experience led him to create the Conservative Party’s Automotive Caucus. He is a passionate advocate for the automotive industry.
Carrie also worked on efforts to modernize the Canadian Consumer Products Safety Act, to recognize foreign medical credentials for new immigrants and to increase funding for HIV/AIDS research.
Carrie has a Bachelor’s in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. He subsequently got his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. After graduating Carrie and his wife moved back to Oshawa and he set up his chiropractic practice. In Oshawa he has served as an executive member of the Durham Chiropractic Society and served as chair of Spinal Health week for the region.
He is married with three children.