Biography | Kirsty Duncan | Federal Liberal Candidate for Etobicoke North

Biography

Dr. Kirsty Duncan has served as the Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North since 2008.
A passionate champion for her community, Kirsty believes a more inclusive country benefits everyone. Since the start of the pandemic, she has served on the COVID-19 Cabinet committee to protect the health, safety and livelihoods of Canadians.

Born and raised in Etobicoke, serving her constituents has been the greatest honour of her life. She runs one of the busiest constituency offices in the country, helping more than 200 families per week on important issues such as COVID-19 benefits, immigration, pension and the Canada Child Benefit.

Kirsty is currently the Deputy House Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and has previously served as Minister of Science, Sport, and Persons with Disabilities.

She has fought hard for a cleaner environment, a strong health care system, affordable housing, financial support for families with children, retirement benefits for seniors and educational opportunities for students and working people.

Prior to entering politics, Kirsty was an associate professor of health studies at the University of Toronto, associate professor of meteorology, climatology and climate change at the University of Windsor and taught corporate social responsibility at the Rotman School of Management. She holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Edinburgh.

Kirsty is internationally recognized as a leading expert in pandemic influenza, environmental change and its impact on human health. She served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an organization that was jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize with Al Gore.

A strong member of the Justin Trudeau Team, Kirsty is a trusted advocate for the middle class who will never stop working to build a better future for families in Etobicoke North.