Fireside Chat With Kerry-Lynne Findlay and Candice Bergen

Join The Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay

for a Virtual Fireside Chat with 

The Honorable Candice Bergen

Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition

Pre-registration is required.
Questions can be submitted in advance.

The Honorable Candice Bergen MP

The Hon. Candice Bergen was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008 and was re-elected in the 2011, 2015 and 2019 elections, representing the riding Portage-Lisgar in Manitoba. On November 20th, 2015, Candice was appointed to the Opposition Shadow Cabinet as Critic for the Natural Resources Portfolio. On September 15, 2016 Candice was appointed as Conservative House Leader by Interim Conservative Leader, Rona Ambrose. In August 2017, she was reappointed as the Conservative House Leader by the Party’s new leader, Andrew Scheer. Most recently, Candice was appointed by the new Conservative Leader the Hon. Erin O’Toole, as Deputy Leader.

In 2015, Candice served as Canada’s Minister of State for Social Development having previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety. In her role as Minister of State for Social Development, she worked with all provinces and territories to ensure Canada’s affordable housing programs were fair to taxpayers and sustainable for those families needing support. She also reformed the government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy towards an evidence-based Housing First approach that is producing measurable results in reducing homelessness. As the lead Minister responsible for the Office of Disability Issues, Candice ensured families and Canadians living with disabilities were supported through world-leading programs such as the Registered Disability Savings Plan, Opportunities Fund and Enabling Accessibility Fund.
Candice is also strong advocate for rural issues and has been recognized throughout the country for her determined efforts to put an end to the wasteful, ineffective long-gun registry when the Conservative Party won a majority government in 2011.
Candice brings extensive experience in both the business and political communities. Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, she worked in the financial planning industry, and was the Manitoba Campaign Manager for Stephen Harper’s leadership bid for the Conservative Party of Canada. She has also acted as an advisor to several Members of Parliament and served as Chief Organizer for the Conservative Party of Canada in Manitoba.
Born in Morden, Manitoba, Candice now resides in Oak Bluff, Manitoba with her husband, Michael.


The Honorable Kerry-Lynne Findlay MP

Kerry-Lynne Findlay served as the Minister of National Revenue, and previously as Associate Minister of National Defence, and Parliamentary Secretary to Justice. She also served as a member of several high-profile Cabinet committees including Treasury Board. Among other achievements, she was awarded the Golden Scissors Award in 2015 by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for leadership in cutting red tape for small business.  

In October 2019, Kerry-Lynne was elected as Member of Parliament for the riding of South Surrey—White Rock.  Shortly after, she was appointed as Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change in the Shadow Cabinet of the Official Opposition and is currently named to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. As a lawyer and former judge on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, this is her wheelhouse!  Kerry-Lynne lives in South Surrey with her husband, Brent. They are the parents of four children, and grandparents of three small boys and one girl. All four of Kerry-Lynne and Brent’s children are UBC graduates.


May 06, 2021 6:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting. You'll be emailed a Zoom link prior to the event.