Carrie, BSc (Hons), DC
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health
Colin Carrie was elected to the House of Commons in June
2004 and re-elected in January 2006, October 2008, and May
In 2008 Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed him to serve
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. He was
reappointed to this position on May 25, 2011. From 2006
to 2008, Colin served as Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Industry.
Following his appointment as Parliamentary Secretary,
Colin resumed his membership on the House of Commons Standing
Committee on Health. In the most recent Parliament, he has worked on
several important health-related issues, resulting in
the passage of
Bill C-32 An Act to Amend the Tobacco Act.
This new law effectively prohibits the sale of certain
flavoured tobacco products (“cigarellos”) which are
marketed to young people.
Colin has also worked on efforts to modernize the
Canadian Consumer Products Safety Act for the first
time in over 40 years. As Parliamentary Secretary, he
has participated in efforts to recognize foreign
medical credentials for newcomers to Canada, made
targeted efforts to reduce the amount of sodium in
foods, and worked to increase HIV/AIDS research and
funding. He 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). While serving in the
opposition during the 38th
Colin re-introduced Bill C-420, An Act to Amend the Food and
Drugs Act, which advocated for greater choice in personal
health care and natural health product availability for Canadians.
his time in office,
Colin has remained committed to ensuring that Oshawa’s automotive industry,
which has faced very significant challenges in recent
years, remains the pride of our city. Shortly after his
election in 2004, he created the first ever Conservative
Automotive Caucus and served as its founding chair.
served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Industry in the 39th Parliament, Colin and
his colleagues spearheaded an unprecedented
study into the state of Ontario’s manufacturing industries.
He helped draft key recommendations which underpinned the
Committee's landmark report entitled
"Manufacturing: "Moving Forward - Rising to the Challenge".
Colin was also instrumental in developing the federal
Automotive Action Plan, another
first at the federal level.
The son of a career Naval officer, Colin grew up in several
cities across Canada, settling in Oshawa when he was 15.
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.
Prior to entering Parliament, Colin co-owned and operated
one of Durham Region’s leading chiropractic and wellness
clinics in Oshawa. He
a past executive member of the Durham Chiropractic Society,
former chair of Spinal Health Week and former Director of
the Oshawa Federal Progressive Conservative Riding
Colin and his wife Elizabeth have three young children.
parliamentary profile (courtesy House of Commons