Duncan Cameron

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
News
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
News
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
News
Jun 16, 2004

Electing Stephen Harper: a risky crap shoot

Duncan Cameron
The debates are over and the political leaders are back on the campaign trail. Polls are showing the new Conservative party may be in a position to form a minority government on June 29. Its leader,
Columnists
Jun 9, 2004

Parliament rules

Elections are easy to understand, right? Someone wins, others lose. But, if you think Canadians are voting to elect a government, you would be wrong. What is at stake is electing a parliament. Parli
News
May 27, 2004

Green for a day

Duncan Cameron
The Green Party of Canada (GPC) launched its 2004 election platform on May 20. Its leader, Jim Harris, is running against NDP leader Jack Layton, signaling the GPC intention to replace the NDP as the
Columnists
May 19, 2004

Moderating Stephen Harper

This is the week the Liberals start to attack Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada. The ads will be vicious and informative. They should work. The desired side effect of negative adver
Columnists
May 12, 2004

Farming out government to business

There is only one main economic policy difference between the Liberals and the Conservatives, and it does not amount to much. The Liberals want to reduce the federal debt; the Conservatives propose t
Columnists
May 5, 2004

A helping hand in Washington

Paul Martin went to Washington for two days last week. Before leaving, he saw the U.S. President for a 20 minute meeting, followed by a four-question press conference, and photos with wives. The Mart
Columnists
Apr 28, 2004

The real scandal: obscured by sponsorship

Paul Martin is the reason there was a sponsorship programin the first place. In the coming election, the sponsorship scandals should not obscure the real scandal behind the scandals &#151; the 1995 M
News
Apr 21, 2004

The Paul Martin/Liberal fumble

Duncan Cameron
The Paul Martin team pushed to get Jean Chr&#195;&#169;tienout the door before his announced departure date of February 2004. He skipped out smiling, leaving his successor to handle auditor-general,
News
Aug 11, 2003

Awww, don't mention it

Duncan Cameron
Paul Martin has a new job as co-chair of a United Nations commission on international development and the private sector. &#147;The developed countries of the world are wealthy today, because they t
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Free markets fail

Duncan Cameron
The main operating assumption of the neoliberal era is now everywhere in question.

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