Duncan Cameron

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Dec 8, 2004

George Sand: Socialist and sensualist

Victor Hugo called her the greatest woman of the century; the world knows her as the writer George Sand. Patron of artists, supporter of the revolution of 1848, her autobiography is a masterpiece, an
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Nov 24, 2004

Staying on the European bicycle

Duncan Cameron
On December 1, the French Socialist party is holding an internal vote on whether or not France should approve the new EU constitution. The European socialist political family watches with dismay as
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Nov 17, 2004

The last best hope for western civilization

Duncan Cameron
<b>Paris</b> &#151; As we watch, stunned, the accession of George W. Bush to the American presidency for a second time, the comparison with France becomes more significant. Can the French hold off a
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Nov 11, 2004

To learn nothing from human history

Duncan Cameron
Adolph Hitler had plans for Prague. One of the local synagogues was to house a permanent exhibit to the memory of a race disappeared from the earth: the Jews. Today you can visit the Pinkas Synagogue
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Nov 3, 2004

Republicans better at elections than Democrats

Duncan Cameron
Whatever the electoral outcome, George W. Bush has won a major political victory, thanks to the forces of the right. The Republicans are better at elections than the Democrats. Backing from social mo
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Oct 27, 2004

In debt with the two Ralphs

Duncan Cameron
What did Canadians do to deserve having Ralph Klein as premier of Alberta, our oil-rich province, and Ralph Goodale as Minister of Finance in Ottawa? The two Ralphs may make good material for Rick Me
Columnists
Oct 20, 2004

Are they liars, fools, or just foolish?

Former Finance Minister John Manley wrote a letter to <i>The Globe and Mail</i> to protest that he had been called a liar. The great guru of the American right, philosopher Leo Strauss taught that de
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Oct 13, 2004

Liberal Ottawa wants to bust its union

Duncan Cameron
The government is depending on the public to blame the Public Service Alliance of Canada for trying to get what everybody wants, some concrete recognition of the value of their work. Whatever the pub
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Oct 6, 2004

Appeasement: selling out on missile defence

Duncan Cameron
What is it that is driving Liberal appeasement? Only this: to be pardoned for not providing troops to Iraq, and be excused for wanting cross border trade (often between American corporations on eith
Columnists
Sep 22, 2004

Hockey Night in New York

I gave up Molson products the same day it became public knowledge that the brewery, through its ownership of the Montreal Canadiens, had voted to block an NHL franchise for Vancouver. Montreal (Molso
Columnists
Sep 15, 2004

Americanism: the ideology of World War IV

Much of the world enjoys American music, jazz in particular. The U.S. offers spectacular scenery, and, generally, a warm welcome to its many visitors. American authors are widely translated and distr
Columnists
Sep 8, 2004

Capitalism 101

A Canadian story made the front page of the <i>Times</i> and the <i>Journal</i> last week. Okay, that would be the <i>New York Times</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and the main subject, Conr
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Sep 6, 2004

Happy Labour Day

Duncan Cameron
Labour Day is not just another holiday. Workers, paid and unpaid, deserve to be celebrated. Exploitation, horrific working conditions, an inhuman existence &#151; this is where working class politics
Columnists
Sep 1, 2004

CHOI-FM: Radio Garbage Can

It is not every day that a radio station gets shut down. But that is what the CRTC wanted to do to CHOI-FM in Quebec City. CHOI specializes in shock. Its top show features animator Jean-Fran&#195;&#
Columnists
Aug 18, 2004

The Just Society and its enemies

The Conservatives got in electoral trouble in the recent election campaign when they questioned gay rights, abortion rights, the Supreme Court as guardian of the Charter of Rights, and official langu
Columnists
Jul 28, 2004

Martin should either govern or resign

Paul Martin defined his government's agenda when he denounced the &#147;culture&#148; of Ottawa, and announced everything would have to change. There is little doubt he wants the public sector to b
Columnists
Jul 21, 2004

Visions of Vancouver, lessons for Canada

In 1968, Vancouver was home to the people's park. The site was prime waterfront, Coal Harbour next to the Bayshore Hotel. It was a big open squat on a developer's lot. Fun in the park meant smoking d
Columnists
Jul 14, 2004

All debt is not made equal

Read the financial pages of our corporate press, or listen to your average political commentary, and you would recognize the following standard propositions. Foreign investment is good, and needs to
Columnists
Jul 7, 2004

Attention turns to Parliament

The NDP now stands alone against further North American integration. In the past both the Bloc, and the Reform/Alliance have called upon Canada to adopt the U.S. currency. The Liberals have quietly b
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Jun 30, 2004

Urban Ontario: the Liberal heartland

Duncan Cameron
Political affiliation in Canada used to be simple to understand. Quebec was French, Roman Catholic and voted Liberal. Ontario was English, Anglican and voted Conservative. People in the Maritimes inh
Columnists
Jun 23, 2004

Mulroney and his impersonators

The talk in downtown Ottawa, on the Sparks St. mall, a block from Parliament Hill, is about the probable transfer of power to Stephen Harper. Apparently Paul Martin will not be forced to hand over go

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