About Rick Norlock
Since his early retirement from the Ontario Provincial Police, Rick has been politically active in conservative politics as a candidate, riding volunteer, organizer, and past president of the CPC Northumberland Quinte West Electoral District Association. He knows the Electoral District and the issues and has been in every corner of the riding listening to citizens and volunteers.
Rick led the unification process in 2004, working with the members of two Boards of Directors to bring together the conservative family in Northumberland Quinte West.
He is active in his community as a member of the Warkworth Community Service Club (past president): Campbellford Rotary Club (director): Board member of a Social Housing Authority in Cobourg (Halcyon Place): former member of the Ontario Film Review Board: board member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: member of several fraternal organizations, as well as the Royal Canadian Legion.
Catherine Clark spoke to Rick Norlock about his life Beyond Politics.
Conservative MP Rick Norlock was born in the Northern Ontario community of Chapleau where his father worked as a lumberjack. The idea of taking his family along as he moved from camp to camp didn't appeal to Rick's father, so he found a job at a magnesium mine further south in the Ottawa Valley community of Renfrew.
The first of six children Rick was destined for the priesthood, but preferred working at the local A & P grocery store. At the suggestion of the local OPP , Rick submitted an application to join the force. Rick was accepted and was stationed yet further south down the Ottawa Valley in Hawkesbury. It was there where Rick met his future wife Judy and together they had two children, both boys, one of whom, James, followed his father's footsteps into the OPP and the other, Matthew, is working as a wildlife manager in British Columbia.
After 30 years of service Rick retired from the force and in 2000 the Canadian Alliance asked him to run as their candidate in Northumberland-Quinte. Norlock didn't win but in 2006 under the banner of Stephen Harper's Conservatives, he did win, defeating the Liberal incumbent by over 3,000 votes.
See also this CPAC video
On the Bright Side: In the Riding with Rick Norlock
Below are some photos of Rick with corresponding high/med-resolution versions.
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Rick's Office &
277 Division Street, Unit 2
Cobourg, ON, K9A 3R2
Phone: (905) 372-8757
103B Dundas st. W.
Trenton, ON, K8V 3P4
Phone: (613) 392-3382
Hours: 10:00 to 5:00
Also Port Hope, Brighton by appointment.