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Kerry-Lynne Findlay
Canadian politician

Kerry-Lynne Findlay

Kerry-Lynne Findlay
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Intro Canadian politician
Is Politician
From Canada
Field Politics
Gender female
Birth 12 January 1955, British Columbia, Canada
Age 68 years
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Conservative Party of Canada
Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia
Kerry-Lynne Findlay
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Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay PC QC (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.

Legal career

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

Party leader Andrew Scheer campaigning with Findlay in December 2017

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.

Electoral record

2019 Canadian federal election: South Surrey—White Rock
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay 24,310 41.9 -0.24
Liberal Gordie Hogg 21,692 37.4 -10.09
New Democratic Stephen Crozier 6,716 11.6 +6.72
Green Beverly Pixie Hobby 4,458 7.7 +3.58
People's Joel Poulin 852 1.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,028 100.0
Total rejected ballots 326
Turnout 58,354 69.4
Eligible voters 84,138
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.3
Source: Elections Canada

Canadian federal by-election, 2017: South Surrey—White Rock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Gordie Hogg 14,369 47.49 +6.00
Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay 12,752 42.14 -1.89
New Democratic Jonathan Silveira 1,478 4.88 -5.53
Green Larry Colero 1,247 4.12 +0.70
Christian Heritage Rod Taylor 238 0.79
Libertarian Donald Wilson 89 0.29 -0.17
Progressive Canadian Michael Huenefeld 86 0.28 +0.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,259 100.00
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 30,259 38.13 -36.60
Eligible voters 79,359
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +1.40
2015 Canadian federal election: Delta
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Carla Qualtrough 27,355 49.12 +30.55 $72,634.16
Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay 18,255 32.78 -15.17 $174,408.46
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
Turnout 55,889 74.47
Eligible voters 75,044
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +22.86
Source: Elections Canada
2011 Canadian federal election: Delta—Richmond East
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay 26,059 54.24 -1.51
New Democratic Nic Slater 11,181 23.27 +8.82
Liberal Alan Beesley 8,112 16.88 -5.14
Green Duane Laird 2,324 4.84 -2.94
Independent John Shavluk 220 0.46
Libertarian Jeff Monds 147 0.31
Total valid votes/Expense limit 48,043 100.00
Total rejected ballots 168 0.35 -0.03
Turnout 48,211 60.39 +0.39
Eligible voters 79,831
2000 Canadian federal election: Vancouver Quadra
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Stephen Owen 22,253 44.83 +2.69 $60,542
Alliance Kerry-Lynne Findlay 18,613 37.50 +9.91 $64,240
Progressive Conservative Bill Clarke 4,112 8.28 -8.59 $12,355
New Democratic Loretta Woodcock 2,595 5.22 -4.81 $10,844
Green Doug Warkentin 1,434 2.88 +0.30 $16,556
Canadian Action Chris Shaw 390 0.78 $5,683
Natural Law Steven Beck 126 0.25 -0.22
Marxist–Leninist Anne Jamieson 109 0.21 -0.09 $18
Total valid votes 49,632 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 194 0.40
Turnout 49,826 63.34 -4.32
Liberal hold Swing -3.61
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