Rick Norlock

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Richard Norlock
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Northumberland—Quinte West
In office
Preceded by Paul Macklin
Succeeded by Kim Rudd
Personal details
Born (1948-03-07) March 7, 1948 (age 69)
Chapleau, Ontario
Political party Conservative (2003-present)
Spouse(s) Judy Norlock
Residence Warkworth, Ontario
Profession Police officer

Richard "Rick" Norlock (born March 7, 1948) served as the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Northumberland—Quinte West in the Canadian House of Commons from 2006 to 2015.


Norlock worked for the Ontario Provincial Police 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.

Norlock ran in the 2000 federal election for the Canadian Alliance in Northumberland. In that election, Norlock finished second behind Paul Macklin of the Liberal Party of Canada by 8,699 votes.

In the 2006 federal election, Norlock was elected in Northumberland—Quinte West. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2011 and retired from parliament at the 2015 federal election.

Controversial use of mailouts[edit]

A rule allowing MPs to send mail 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).[1]


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