Kerry-Lynne Findlay

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The Honourable
Kerry-Lynne Findlay
PC, QC, MP
43rd Minister of National Revenue
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 15, 2013
Preceded by Gail Shea
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Delta—Richmond East
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 30, 2011
Preceded by John Cummins
Personal details
Born (1955-01-12) January 12, 1955 (age 59)
British Columbia
Political party Conservative

Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay PC QC MP (born January 12, 1955) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] She represents 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.[2] She is currently serving as the Minister of National Revenue, a post she has held since July 15, 2013.[3]

Findlay sat on a selection panel to help choose a replacement for Marie Deschamps of Quebec, who retired from the bench.[4]

Education[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Community[edit]

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 Women's Fraternity, and honorary counsel for the Chinese Benevolent Association of Canada.

Family[edit]

Findlay is married with four children and two grandchildren.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election 2011: Delta—Richmond East. The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "PM Harper shuffles cabinet to fill aboriginal affairs gap". CBC News. February 22, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Delta-Richmond East MP lands backbench role in Harper cabinet re-shuffle". Richmond News. July 15, 2013. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "MPs named to help choose new Supreme Court justice". CTV News. August 8, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012. 

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