About Linda

Linda Duncan was elected MP for Edmonton Strathcona in 2008—becoming just the second New Democrat MP ever from the province of Alberta, and the only non-Conservative to represent the province in the 40th Parliament. She was re-elected in 2011 and 2015 and has worked hard to get results for middle-class families

Linda currently serves as the NDP's Critic for International Development and the deputy critic for Environment and Climate Change. She previously served as Critic for Transport, for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, for Public Works and Government Services, and for Western Economic Diversification. In every role, she has fought hard to ensure that Albertans can no longer be taken for granted in Ottawa.

Before entering Parliament, Linda worked as an international environmental law consultant based in Edmonton. She held a senior portfolio as the Chief of Enforcement for Environment Canada, and served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Renewable Resources for the Yukon government.

Internationally, she has served as a senior legal advisor to Indonesia, Bangladesh and Jamaica in instituting programs for effective environmental enforcement. Linda is a graduate of Strathcona High School and the University of Alberta.