Linda retired as Deputy Minister, Local Government, at the end of 2013 after 8 years at the Legislative Building. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Minister in 2005, she served as Assistant Deputy Minister in both the Urban Strategic and Community Planning Divisions of that Department. Linda joined the Province as a policy analyst in 1993 and held a number of positions within the Departments of Housing, until moving to Intergovernmental Affairs (Local Government) in 2001. Linda holds a Masters in City Planning from the University of Manitoba and an undergraduate degree in Human Ecology. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Manitoba.