Dr. Colin Carrie has resided in his riding of Oshawa since the age of fifteen. A graduate of R.S. 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. Prior to entering Parliament, Colin co-owned and operated a chiropractic and wellness clinic in Oshawa.
Colin was first elected to the House of Commons in June 2004 and was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015.
From 2006 to 2008, Colin served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry. As the Member of Parliament for Oshawa, home of General Motors Canada, Colin has been a strong advocate for the automotive industry and was instrumental in developing the federal government’s Automotive Action Plan.
In 2008, the Prime Minister appointed Colin to serve as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. Colin has the distinction of being the longest serving Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health in Canadian history and is particularly proud of our accomplishments during his tenure in this portfolio.
In 2013, Colin was appointed to serve as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. In this role, he worked tirelessly to see the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park brought to fruition.
Following the 2015 election Colin was asked to put his considerable experience in the Health portfolio to use as the Official Opposition Critic for Health.
Colin and his wife Elizabeth have three children: Liam, Aiden and Grace