Oshawa's Strong Voice in Parliament
April 24, 2024

Colin Carrie announces he will not stand for re-election

For immediate release.

OSHAWA, ON – Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament for Oshawa, tonight announced that he will not stand for re-election to the House of Commons in the next federal general election.

The 7-term representative shared his plans with the Oshawa Conservative Association’s members and volunteers at its 20th Annual General Meeting held earlier this evening at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43.

“I’m eternally grateful to Oshawa’s constituents for the trust and support you’ve placed in me over the two decades that I’ve served our community in Parliament. I’ll continue to serve as your Member of Parliament until the House is dissolved and the writs of election are issued for Canada’s next general election, widely expected in 2025.

“When I was first elected on a steamy summer evening in June 2004, my daughter Grace was just two years old and my sons Aiden and Liam were 8 and 10. During this time, my wife Elizabeth has served as our family’s rock and shown the patience of a saint at every turn. I’m also grateful for the encouragement and support of my dear mother, sister and brothers – and I hope that I’ve lived up to the values of service and compassion held dear by my late father, a Royal Canadian Navy officer.

“It’s been the honour of my life to serve Oshawa’s families, Seniors, students, charities, cultural and arts groups, indigenous and Métis people and, particularly, our city’s Veterans, Army Reserve soldiers and young cadets. I’ll forever hold dear the privilege of welcoming so many new Canadians who chose to make Oshawa their new home.

“Now is the right time to clear a path for another Conservative voice to represent our community – an individual who’ll commit to making life more affordable for Oshawa families by fixing the budget, scrapping the carbon tax, upholding our freedoms, rebuilding our Armed Forces, and ensuring that Oshawa receives its fair share of federal investment.

“I have every confidence that my friend Pierre Poilievre – with whom I was elected in 2004 – and our Conservative caucus, will form Canada’s next government. I know that Pierre and my colleagues will work tirelessly to improve the lives of millions of anxious Canadians and restore our nation’s place in the world.

“In making this announcement now, our Conservative members will have time to freely and fairly elect an outstanding candidate to serve as Oshawa’s Member in the 45th Parliament and provide a strong Oshawa voice in our new Conservative government.

“Over the coming months I’ll be working hard to ensure passage of Bill C-320, An Act to Amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (disclosure of information to victims), which received rare unanimous support in the House of Commons this past February and will move to a Second Reading in the Senate next week. This very simple Bill has the potential to bring much-needed comfort and transparency to countless victims of crime, survivors and their families across our country.

“Here at home, I look forward to thanking – on a much more personal level – the scores of volunteers and supporters within Oshawa’s Conservative family who’ve helped me and stood by me in this shared journey since those early days in December 2003 when our movement was re-united by my friends the Right Honourable Stephen Harper and the Honourable Peter MacKay. Over these past 20 years, Oshawa’s Conservative family has planted deep roots for further success and, I believe, shifted our city’s political trajectory for generations to come.

“To these individuals, along with every member of my staff – past, present and those no longer with us – along with the thousands of unsung individuals who work daily to improve every facet of life across our city, I owe a profound debt of gratitude; a debt which I may never be able to fully repay.”

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For further information

Colin Carrie MP, Oshawa

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