Kerry-Lynne Findlay

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The Honourable
Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay
43rd Minister of National Revenue
In office
July 15, 2013 – November 4, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Gail Shea
Succeeded by Diane Lebouthillier
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Delta—Richmond East
In office
May 30, 2011 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by John Cummins
Succeeded by Riding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1955-01-12) January 12, 1955 (age 62)
British Columbia
Political party Conservative

Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay PC QC (born January 12, 1955) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election.[1] 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.[2] She served as the Minister of National Revenue from July 15, 2013[3] until November 4, 2015.

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

She was defeated by Liberal candidate Carla Qualtrough in the 2015 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[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.


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.


Findlay is married to Brent Chapman and has four children, Hannah, Beau, Donna and Lindsay.

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Delta
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Carla Qualtrough 27,355 49.12 +30.55
Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay 18,255 32.78 -15.17
New Democratic Jeremy Leveque 8,311 14.92 -13.13
Green Anthony Edward Devellano 1,768 3.17 -1.57
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,689 100.00   $205,646.03
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[5][6][7]
Canadian federal election, 2011: 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
Canadian federal election, 2000: 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
Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the Reform Party.


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