Nomination Date: 22/09/2018
Kerry-Lynne Findlay is an accomplished parliamentarian, lawyer, and community leader. She has championed professional issues such as the rule of law, equity, and access to justice; advocated for human rights and the dignity of the person; devoted herself to community causes; and is dedicated to the public service of our nation that she loves.
Kerry-Lynne has had a successful private practice law career in civil litigation serving as a trusted advisor, Bar President, Founding Chair of the national Women Lawyers Forum, Administrative Law Judge on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, certified Mediator and Arbitrator, and a mentor to many. She is a Queen’s Counsel, representing clients at all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Kerry-Lynne also served as Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East in Canada’s 41st Parliament, delivering $450+ million in federal government investment. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to Justice [2011-2013], Associate Minister of National Defence , Minister of National Revenue [2013-2015], and to several Cabinet Committees including Treasury Board, Economic Prosperity, Foreign Affairs and Security, and National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. Kerry-Lynne headed federal delegations to Taiwan, India, UK, Chile, and Colombia. She was also: Government Lead, HOC Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights; Chair, Justice and Human Rights Caucus Advisory Committee; and a member of the 2012 S.C.C. Selection Panel.
She has addressed international and domestic (including SBOT) audiences on a variety of legal, equity, political, anti-gang, social, transportation, victims’ rights, economic, tax, federal budget, national defence, small business, and red tape reduction topics.
After earning her B.A. with Honours, and J.D. at U.B.C. Kerry-Lynne attended Harvard Law and Rotman’s School of Business. She has been recognized by a variety of organizations including receipt of the 2015 Golden Scissors Award from CFIB for government leadership in red tape reduction for small business.
Kerry-Lynne’s husband is a local actor, producer and businessman. They live in White Rock, in the South Surrey-White Rock riding that her family has called home for the past 38 years. They have four children.