Duncan Cameron

Columnists
Feb 17, 2005

Too much for too few

Claude Lamoureux, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, won the prize this week for the clearest, briefest, explanation of what makes the corporate world sick,
Columnists
Feb 9, 2005

International monetary fraud

Canada's finance minister took some of the blame last week from British officials for killing the U.K. plan to write off African debt. Ralph Goodale said all the British want to do is take from Peter
Columnists
Feb 2, 2005

Free riders: here's a radical idea

There is a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver, on Denman St. near Robson, where the staff cheer when new clients are seated, and applaud when they exit. We should all do the same when our fellow citize
Columnists
Jan 26, 2005

Weddings and funerals

With Paul Martin traveling, Liberal fortunes took a good turn. Stephen Harper was all alone to explain how gay marriage led to polygamy. You know the logic: once the sanctity of marriage is interfere
Columnists
Jan 19, 2005

Capitalism fails, again

If there is one quote that summed up the 1980s for me, it's from Mel Watkins: “Those who repeat to us that there is no such thing as a free lunch, would have us believe that there is such a thin
Columnists
Jan 12, 2005

Landlord Canada

The Paul Martin government has been out floating its budget balloon. The big new thing is real estate. Public Works Canada is to become a profit centre renting out property aggressively, and seeking
Columnists
Jan 5, 2005

The political creed of the left

As this New Year begins, badly, we still have hope. Help is on the way to Asia. The people of the world are coming together, acting individually, and pushing for collective action. People are offerin
Columnists
Dec 22, 2004

Our woman in Washington

It's kind of surprising the position has not been advertised. It pays well, there is a great office to go to, and a residence, cook, staff, car and driver are provided. This being Ottawa, speculating
Columnists
Dec 15, 2004

The news story of the year

Paul Martin and the Liberals have been spinning away on the “missile defence” story for months. If they keep it up — the lying, that is — the Liberals themselves will become the s
Columnists
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

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