Linda DUNCAN

DUNCAN, Linda Francis, B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Edmonton Strathcona (Alberta)
Birth Date
June 25, 1949
Website
http://lindaduncanmp.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=f40d602c-1ae6-414e-bac3-23a2f31f1cdf&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
linda.duncan@parl.gc.ca
Profession
environmental consultant, lawyer, professor of law

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
NDP
  Edmonton Strathcona (Alberta)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
NDP
  Edmonton--Strathcona (Alberta)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Edmonton Strathcona (Alberta)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Edmonton--Strathcona (Alberta)
May 2, 2011 -
NDP
  Edmonton--Strathcona (Alberta)
October 19, 2015 -
NDP
  Edmonton Strathcona (Alberta)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 340)


June 20, 2019

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, this will be my last opportunity to table a petition on behalf of my constituents.

It is my honour to table yet another petition from my constituents calling on the government to enact a Canadian environmental bill of rights. The petitioners state that Canadians share a deep concern about the environment and recognize its inherent value; that it is important to safeguard the right of present and future generations to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment; and that it is the federal government's duty, a public trust duty, to protect the environment.

Therefore, citizens should be given the tools to hold the government accountable to protect their environment.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 13, 2019

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member. I am a great admirer. She clearly stands up for the rights of the people of Labrador, and definitely the indigenous people of Labrador.

I, too, am deeply concerned that it has taken the government so long to bring forward this bill. It was a reprehensible move by the Conservatives in the last Parliament. Indeed, all parties were forced for vote for it, because the Conservatives tied it to the devolution vote. It was reprehensible. My former colleague Dennis Bevington, then the member for Northwest Territories, spoke strongly against this move. It was clearly unconstitutional.

I had the privilege of being the assistant deputy minister for renewable resources in the Yukon, and I played a part in the negotiation of first nations final agreements and self-governance agreements. I was well aware of what was being done to the Tlicho, the Gwich'in and the Dehcho, who finally had final agreements.

If the hon. member and her party are so dedicated to respecting the rights of indigenous people, will she speak up, speak to the senators and tell them to finally bring forward Bill C-262 and finally put in place, as Liberals had promised, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? Will they finally—

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
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June 12, 2019

Ms. Linda Duncan

With regard to Canada’s commitment in the Feminist International Assistance Policy to join global partnerships that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for women and girls: (a) what steps is the government taking to ensure support for this work is sustained and scaled up beyond 2020; (b) does the government intend to commit to the Future Planning Initiative’s call for $1.4 billion per year for ten years for SRHR initiatives, including $500 million per year for the neglected areas of SRHR; and (c) will this funding be in addition to the official development assistance promised in the 2018 and 2019 budgets?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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June 12, 2019

Ms. Linda Duncan

With regard to Canada’s Official Development Assistance (ODA): (a) what is the total ODA to gross national income (GNI) ratio arising from the 2019 budget; (b) what were Canada’s total ODA to GNI ratios for each of the last ten fiscal years; (c) what is the government’s position on delivering Canada’s outstanding commitment to deliver on the United Nations' target of 0.7% ODA to GNI; and (d) if the government is committed to delivering the 0.7% of GNI, what is the government’s timeline for delivering this commitment?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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June 12, 2019

Ms. Linda Duncan

With regard to Canada’s commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Feminist International Development Policy: (a) what portion of Canada’s official development assistance in 2019-20 will be committed to water, sanitation and hygiene as a foundation for women’s health; (b) does Canada intend to increase its investment in the global water, sanitation and hygiene sector; (c) will Canada join the 72 other countries working together to stimulate political dialogue and leadership through the Sanitation and Water for All partnership; and (d) is the Feminist International Assistance Policy now being applied to projects for global water, sanitation, and hygiene, and, if so, will there be additional funding to serve the priority needs of women and girls, and for consultation with women and girls on their needs?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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