Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay1

Minister of National Revenue

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia)

Delta-Richmond East (British Columbia) Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay was first elected to the House of Commons in May 2011. In July 2013, Ms. Findlay was appointed Minister of National Revenue. Previously, she was appointed Associate Minister of National Defence in February 2013. Prior to entering federal politics, she practiced law in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Her public service includes working on fisheries and First Nations land management issues. Ms. Findlay was a member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal from 2006 to 2011. Ms. Findlay has been active in the Canadian Bar Association, including as the founding Chair of the BC Women Lawyers Forum and the National Women Lawyers Forum, Chair of the Constitutional Law Section and President for the BC branch. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999. She is a certified family law mediator and completed the program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School in 1990. Ms. Findlay graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History in 1975 and her L.L.B. in 1978. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1979. Ms. Findlay is married and has four children.

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