|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Northumberland—Quinte West
|Preceded by||Paul Macklin|
March 7, 1948 |
Richard "Rick" Norlock (born March 7, 1948 in Chapleau, Ontario) is the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Northumberland—Quinte West in the Canadian House of Commons. He worked for the OPP as a police officer for over 30 years.
He has been the president of the Warkworth Community Service Club, and the director of the Campbellford Rotary Club. He is a board member of the Social Housing Authority in Cobourg, a former member of the Ontario Film Review Board, a board member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Quinte Chapter, and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He is the past president of the Conservative Party of Canada Northumberland—Quinte West Electoral District Association.
Controversial use of mailouts
A rule allowing MPs to send mail outs to voters outside their riding, called 'ten-per-centers', brought special attention to Norlock. He was noted as the highest spending MP in the House of Commons at $87,749 on mailouts; almost five times more than the opposition MPs ($17,977) and more than double the average Conservative MP ($38,887) . These mailouts are particularly controversial due to their content being similar to campaign material but taxpayer-funded.
- "Tory MPs assailed over mailing costs". The Globe & Mail.
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