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).

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Aug 9, 2007

Premiers vacation in Moncton

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Host premier Shawn Graham has made it known the Moncton meeting will be green. Somehow, setting a good example does not seem enough. Frankly, playing some golf, enjoying the lobster, and the New Brun
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Jul 19, 2007

Assisted economic suicide

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When Canwest asked the Montreal billionaire investment lawyer and pension fund manager Stephen Jarislowsky to comment on the Rio Tinto takeover of Alcan, he responded that Canada is committing â
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Jul 11, 2007

Mowing the border

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The SPP is a poorly disguised attempt to remove economic decisions from public view and democratic oversight. Security does not mean improving pensions, or providing health care for all. Prosperity d
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Jul 5, 2007

For one billion you get...

Duncan Cameron
Financial institutions shape the economy. Canada can choose to regulate mergers and acquisitions directly, and impose a serious competition policy to control growth of monopoly enterprises.
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Jun 28, 2007

Potsdam plotz

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The bargain offered at the Potsdam G4 meeting was supposed to be good for all. The EU and the U.S. would get tariff reductions facilitating their access to markets of poor countries and, in return, w
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Jun 20, 2007

The Dion leadership challenge

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History suggests all Liberal leaders eventually become Canadaâe(TM)s prime minister. If the precedent holds, Stéphane Dion should succeed Stephen Harper. That is, if he can hold on as
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Jun 13, 2007

Labour rights recognized

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In a judgment rendered June 8, the Supreme Court of Canada has reversed itself and recognized that freedom of association includes the right to collective bargaining.
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Jun 6, 2007

The Bush dollar

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The U.S. dollar is sinking. About one trillion U.S. dollars a year are flowing out into the world, as the U.S. buys about one trillion dollars more abroad that it sells to others.
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May 30, 2007

The Stephen Harper effect

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First rule of electoral politics: Governments are defeated, not elected. Second rule of electoral politics: when your political opponents are busy getting themselves in trouble — leave them alon
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May 23, 2007

Conservatives go offside on language

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Along with Canada-U.S. relations, and federal-provincial relations, the French language-English language split constitutes one of the great dividing lines of Canadian politics. Prime Minister Stephe

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