Kerry-Lynne Findlay

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.[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 until November 4, 2015.[3] She was elected as MP for South Surrey—White Rock in the 2019 federal election.

Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay

Findlay in 2017
43rd Minister of National Revenue
In office
July 15, 2013  November 4, 2015
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byGail Shea
Succeeded byDiane Lebouthillier
Associate Minister of National Defence
In office
February 22, 2013  July 15, 2013
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byBernard Valcourt
Succeeded byJulian Fantino
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice
In office
May 25, 2011  February 21, 2013
MinisterRob Nicholson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for South Surrey—White Rock
Assumed office
October 21, 2019
Preceded byGordie Hogg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Delta—Richmond East
In office
May 30, 2011  October 19, 2015
Preceded byJohn Cummins
Succeeded byRiding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1955-01-12) January 12, 1955
British Columbia
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Brent Chapman
ResidenceSurrey, BC


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.[4]

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.[5] Findlay was defeated by Gordon Hogg, taking 42.1% of the vote to Hogg's 47.5%.[6] 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 Government during a by-election.[7] 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.[8]


Findlay is married to Brent Chapman and has four children, Hannah McCormack, Beau Chapman, Donna Chapman-Jones and Lindsay Chapman. She also had three grandsons.

Electoral record

2019 Canadian federal election: South Surrey—White Rock
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeKerry-Lynne Findlay24,31041.9-0.24
LiberalGordie Hogg21,69237.4-10.09
New DemocraticStephen Crozier6,71611.6+6.72
GreenBeverly Pixie Hobby4,4587.7+3.58
People'sJoel Poulin8521.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 58,028100.0
Total rejected ballots 326
Turnout 58,35469.4
Eligible voters 84,138
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +3.3
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
Canadian federal by-election, 2017: South Surrey—White Rock
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalGordie Hogg14,36947.49+6.00
ConservativeKerry-Lynne Findlay12,75242.14-1.89
New DemocraticJonathan Silveira1,4784.88-5.53
GreenLarry Colero1,2474.12+0.70
Christian HeritageRod Taylor2380.79
LibertarianDonald Wilson890.29-0.17
Progressive CanadianMichael Huenefeld860.28+0.09
Total valid votes/Expense limit 30,259100.00
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
LiberalCarla Qualtrough27,35549.12+30.55$72,634.16
ConservativeKerry-Lynne Findlay18,25532.78-15.17$174,408.46
New DemocraticJeremy Leveque8,31114.92-13.13$59,352.24
GreenAnthony Edward Devellano1,7683.17-1.57
Total valid votes/Expense limit 55,689100.00 $206,935.20
Total rejected ballots 2000.36
Turnout 55,88974.47
Eligible voters 75,044
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +22.86
Source: Elections Canada[11][12][13]
2011 Canadian federal election: Delta—Richmond East
Party Candidate Votes%±%Expenditures
ConservativeKerry-Lynne Findlay26,05954.24-1.51
New DemocraticNic Slater11,18123.27+8.82
LiberalAlan Beesley8,11216.88-5.14
GreenDuane Laird2,3244.84-2.94
IndependentJohn Shavluk2200.46
LibertarianJeff Monds1470.31
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
LiberalStephen Owen22,25344.83+2.69$60,542
AllianceKerry-Lynne Findlay18,61337.50+9.91$64,240
Progressive ConservativeBill Clarke4,1128.28-8.59$12,355
New DemocraticLoretta Woodcock2,5955.22-4.81$10,844
GreenDoug Warkentin1,4342.88+0.30$16,556
Canadian ActionChris Shaw3900.78$5,683
Natural LawSteven Beck1260.25-0.22
Marxist–LeninistAnne Jamieson1090.21-0.09$18
Total valid votes 49,632100.0  
Total rejected ballots 1940.40
Turnout 49,82663.34-4.32
Liberal hold Swing -3.61
Change for the Canadian Alliance is based on the Reform Party.


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