Linda Duncan has stepped into leadership roles to advocate for climate action for decades. She was a prominent environmental lawyer, founder of the Environmental Law Centre of Alberta, and First Head of Law and Enforcement for the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). Since being elected MP in 2008, she has pushed for pollution control in the oilsands, rigorous environmental assessment, renewable energy alternatives, and a national transit strategy. She has introduced legislation to protect waterways from development and establish an environmental bill of rights. She sits on the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, and is now its vice chair. She currently serves as NDP Environment Critic.