Duncan Cameron

Born in Victoria B.C. in 1944, Duncan now lives in Vancouver. Following graduation from the University of Alberta he joined the Department of Finance (Ottawa) in 1966 and was financial advisor to the Canadian Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly in 1967. After working at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), he went on to complete a doctorate from the University of Paris I (Paris-Sorbonne) in 1976.

Duncan is an adjunct professor of political science at Simon Fraser University, a director of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy at Concordia University in Montreal, and a research fellow of the Centre for Global Political Economy at SFU. He was a member of the political science department at the University of Ottawa from 1975 until 2004.

He is the author, co-author, editor or coeditor of 11 books including Ethics and Economics (with Gregory Baum), The Other Macdonald Report (with Daniel Drache), The Free Trade Papers, The Free Trade Deal, Canada Under Free Trade (with Mel Watkins) and Constitutional Politics (with Miriam Smith).

Duncan Cameron
Columnists
Mar 17, 2009

Canada's next government

In order to pass laws, any minority government needs a parliamentary majority. Thus, no prime minister can continue to hold power without creating a formal, or (less often) informal coalition.
Columnists
Mar 10, 2009

Harper goes for broke

The Harper team is getting ready for a dash to election. It has totally revamped the Conservative party in Quebec, where it now claims 22,000 members, up from only about 1,000 in 2006.
Columnists
Feb 24, 2009

Anxious in America

As the U.S. downturn goes global, the rest of the world looks to the U.S. for clues as to what to expect next.
Columnists
Feb 17, 2009

Money for nothing

If you think talk of Keynesian economics, and the adoption of "stimulus" packages by Canada and the U.S. signify the end of right-wing policies, think again.
Columnists
Feb 10, 2009

France leads the way

With unemployment rising, along with the cost of living, trade unions in France are planning a second one-day general strike for March 19.
Columnists
Feb 3, 2009

Budget 2009 and the Bay St. bailout

Why did the Liberals support the budget when the analysis is clear: the Finance Minister ignored the vulnerable, punished women and did not provide a serious stimulus to a flagging economy?
Columnists
Jan 27, 2009

The de facto prime minister steps down

The president and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Thomas d'Aquino will step down a year from now, it was announced last week by CCCE Chairman Gordon Nixon of the Royal Bank.

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