The first person Nick Gamache interviewed in Edmonton was Alberta's
lone non-Coservative MP:!).
A painting here, a photograph there... Linda Duncan clearly likes to display the work of local artists. They're everywhere on the walls of her constituency office. But the one poster I noticed right away when I walked in was the one of a show at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City (always looking out for signs of my hometown!).
Duncan is unique in Alberta's federal political landscape. The NDP MP for Edmonton-Strathcona is the only non-COnservative Member of Parliament in the province. She's also only the second NDP MP to ever come out of Alberta. Just for those reasons I thought it would be worth talking to her when we got to Edmonton.
We started out by talking about the preconceived notion in the rest of the country that Alberta voters tend to be right-of-centre. I asked her if that was the case, of if she would consider Albertans left-of-centre, or even in the centre of the political spectrum.