Linda Duncan

First Female University of Alberta Law Graduate elected as a Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party Founder of the Environmental Law Centre of Alberta First Chief of Enforcement, Environment Canada First Head of Law and Enforcement, North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

  • Born Edmonton Alberta – 1949

  • 1973 - Graduated University of Alberta Faculty of Law

  • 1974 - Admitted to Alberta Bar

  • 1999 - LLM. Dalhousie Law School (now Schulich School of Law)

  • Third generation Alberta lawyer

  • Elected, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Strathcona, October 2008 and May 2011

  • Official Opposition Critic for Public Works and Government Services

  • Former Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Critic for the Environment

  • Director, Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group

  • Secretary-Treasurer, Canada-Nordic-Baltic Parliamentary Friendship Group

  • Appointed member, Science Pages Advisory Group, Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)

  • Vice-Chair of the All-Party International Conservation Caucus

  • First Head of Law and Enforcement for the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

  • Served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Renewable Resources, Yukon Government

  • Appointed Fellow, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law

  • Professor, Dalhousie Law School (now Schulich School of Law)

  • Former Chief of Enforcement, Environment Canada

  • Senior legal advisor to Indonesia, Bangladesh and Jamaica on environmental law and enforcement for CIDA, the Asian Development Bank & the World Bank

  • Served on boards of ecojustice (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund); Alberta Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA); Environmental Careers Organization (ECO Canada)(Federal Environment Sector Table); IUCN Commission on Environmental Law; Alberta Environment Section, Canadian Bar Association Founding Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre of Alberta

Honours Include

  • Commonwealth Medal

  • 1998 - Award of Merit from the United States Environmental Protection Agency

  • 2004 - Joint Emerald Environment Award

  • 1989 - YWCA Award of Merit

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