Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay

Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., D.S.J., Q.C., B.A., J.D., M.P.

Kerry-Lynne is your Member of Parliament for South Surrey-White Rock. Together with her husband, Brent they are parents of four children, and proud grandparents. Kerry-Lynne brings her extensive experience in business, law, and government to serve the people of South Surrey-White Rock.

Kerry-Lynne currently serves as:

  • Conservative Shadow Minister for National Defence,
  • Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence,
  • Member of the Special Committee on Afghanistan.

As a Member of Parliament for over seven years, Kerry-Lynne has served as:

  • Minister of National Revenue,
  • Associate Minister of National Defence,
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General,
  • Shadow Minister of Environment and Climate Change,
  • Member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights,
  • Lead Representative on CANZUK Relations for the Conservative Party,
  • Vice-Chair of the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying,
  • Member of several high-profile Cabinet committees, including Treasury Board, Economic Prosperity, the National Shipbuilding Procurement Ministerial Committee, and the Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Selection Committee.

Kerry-Lynne’s career as a lawyer has included:

  • UBC: B.A. with Honours in History and Political Science; J.D. in Law,
  • Queen’s Counsel appointment in 1999 for superior knowledge of the law, community service, and demonstrating the highest ethical standards,
  • Administrative Law Judge on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (2006-2011),
  • Successful practice in the areas of civil litigation, family law, employment law, aboriginal land issues at every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada,
  • Certification as a Mediator and Arbitrator,
  • South Surrey law firm, KFindlay Law Group,
  • Advanced legal and business courses at Harvard Law School and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Kerry-Lynne has been recognized for her service and accomplishments by receiving:

  • The Golden Scissors Award recipient in 2015 from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for leadership in cutting red tape for small businesses,
  • A Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International,
  • The Alpha Gamma Delta International Distinguished Citizen Award,
  • The YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for Management, Professions and Trades,
  • The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Service to Canada,
  • The Canadian Bar Association national Cecilia I. Johnstone Award, an award 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.

Kerry-Lynne has always given back to the community she calls home and holds the following positions:

  • Treasurer – BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, providing service dogs to the blind, and support dogs to children with autism and veterans with PTSD,
  • Dame of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaler supporting the sick and poor and championing hospice care,
  • Active Member of Rotary International (2018-19 Club President),
  • Member – South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce,
  • Member – Surrey Board of Trade,
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association,
  • Advisory Board Member – BC India Business Network Advisory Board,

Kerry-Lynne has had the pleasure of working as a President or Board Member of many organizations, including:

  • Elected President of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Chair of numerous bar association committees,
  • Past President of the Little House Society, a house of support and healing for those touched by substance use disorder,
  • BC appointee on the Delta Police Board, providing civilian governance, accountability, and oversight to the Delta Police Department,
  • Founding Chair of the BC and National Women Lawyers Forums,
  • Past President of UBC AGD Sorority Chapter.