Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay(born January 12, 1955) is a Canadian politician, who sat in the House of Commons of Canada from the 2011 election until her defeat in 2015. She represented the electoral district of Delta—Richmond East as a member of the Conservative Party. She was appointed and sworn in as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice on June 1, 2011, and as Associate Minister of National Defence on February 22, 2013. She served as the Minister of National Revenue from July 15, 2013 until November 4, 2015. She was elected as MP for South Surrey—White Rock in the 2019 federal election.
Findlay graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science. She then graduated from the same university in 1978 with a law degree.
During her legal career, Findlay has been active in both the national and B.C. provincial branch of the Canadian Bar Association holding various positions in that organization including national and provincial chair of the Constitutional Law Section, member of the National Task Force on Court Reform in Canada, and elected president of the B.C. Branch for the 1997-1998 term. Findlay was appointed a Queen's Counsel in March 1999 by the Attorney-General of B.C. and served a five-year term as a Member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal by appointment of the Federal Minister of Justice (2006–2011). She has also been recognized with the Vancouver YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the category of Management, Professions and Trades (May 2001) and the national Cecilia I. Johnstone Award (2011) that recognizes women who have achieved professional excellence in their field and influenced other women to pursue legal careers, supported other women in career advancement or opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them.
Post political career
Findlay sat on a selection panel to help choose a replacement for Marie Deschamps of Quebec, who retired from the bench.
She was defeated by Liberal candidate Carla Qualtrough in the 2015 election.
In 2017, Findlay announced her candidacy as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in the South Surrey—White Rock by-election. Findlay was defeated by Gordon Hogg, taking 42.1% of the vote to Hogg's 47.5%. In 2019, Findlay ran for Member of Parliament of South Surrey-White Rock as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate. Findlay won with 42.6% of the vote, defeating Gordie Hogg who entered Parliament through a by-election. She re-contested the riding in the 2019 federal election and was successful defeating Hogg.
Findlay has been active in her community over many years. Her volunteer posts, in addition to the Canadian Bar Association, have included chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, board member of Science World, executive member of the Junior Leagues of Canada, president of Delta Zeta chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity, and honorary counsel for the Chinese Benevolent Association of Canada. In 2016, she was named a Distinguished Citizen by Alpha Gamma Delta.
Findlay is married to actor Brent Chapman and has four children, Hannah McCormack, Beau Chapman, Donna Chapman-Jones and Lindsay Chapman. She also has three grandsons, Victor, Aidan and Ronan and one young granddaughter, Avery.
|2019 Canadian federal election: South Surrey—White Rock|
|New Democratic||Stephen Crozier||6,716||11.6||+6.72|
|Green||Beverly Pixie Hobby||4,458||7.7||+3.58|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||58,028||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||326|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+3.3|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal by-election, 2017: South Surrey—White Rock|
|New Democratic||Jonathan Silveira||1,478||4.88||-5.53|
|Christian Heritage||Rod Taylor||238||0.79|
|Progressive Canadian||Michael Huenefeld||86||0.28||+0.09|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||30,259||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots|
|Liberal gain from Conservative||Swing||+1.40|
|Delta2015 Canadian federal election:|
|New Democratic||Jeremy Leveque||8,311||14.92||-13.13||$59,352.24|
|Green||Anthony Edward Devellano||1,768||3.17||-1.57||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||55,689||100.00||$206,935.20|
|Total rejected ballots||200||0.36||–|
|Liberal notional gain from Conservative||Swing||+22.86|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2011 Canadian federal election: Delta—Richmond East|
|New Democratic||Nic Slater||11,181||23.27||+8.82|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||48,043||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||168||0.35||-0.03|
|2000 Canadian federal election: Vancouver Quadra|
|Progressive Conservative||Bill Clarke||4,112||8.28||-8.59||$12,355|
|New Democratic||Loretta Woodcock||2,595||5.22||-4.81||$10,844|
|Canadian Action||Chris Shaw||390||0.78||–||$5,683|
|Natural Law||Steven Beck||126||0.25||-0.22|
|Total valid votes||49,632||100.0|
|Total rejected ballots||194||0.40|