Dr. Colin Carrie is the son of a career Royal Canadian Navy officer. His family settled to Oshawa when Colin was 15 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. After graduation, Colin returned to Oshawa where he established his practice and raised his family. Colin and his wife Elizabeth have three children.
Colin has always been deeply involved in the communities of Oshawa and Durham Region, having served a an member of the Durham Chiropractic Society and volunteer with several other organizations. Before entering Parliament, he co-owned and operated one of Durham Region’s leading chiropractic and wellness clinics.
Colin was elected to represent Oshawa for the first time in June 2004, having won a hard-fought battle in Canada's most competitive and exciting three-way race. He was successfully re-elected in four more very competitive general elections: January 2006, October 2008, May 2011 and October 2015.
Growing up in Oshawa meant spending his summers working in the GM plant. This experience, coupled with his dedication to our community, lead Colin to create the Conservative Automotive Caucus shortly after being elected. During our former Conservative government's minority (2006-08) and majority (2011-15) governments, Colin had the privilege of serving as Parliamentary Secretary to three of Canada's Ministers: Industry, Health and Environment. He was a pivotal part of the process that lead to the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park, the first National Park to be established within a local Canadian municipality.
Currently, in the 42nd Parliament, Colin serves as the Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Canada-U.S. Relations. In this role he continues to be deeply involved in all aspects of national and international industrial, trade and regulatory issues. He has remained a tireless supporter of our local and national manufacturing industries since his election to Parliament and is a long-time advocate for several important health-related issues including autism, obesity, natural health products, Hepatitis-C victims, and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).