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
Dec 16, 2008

An open letter to Michael Ignatieff

As new Liberal leader, does Michael Ignatieff's lead his party in voting with the Harper Conservatives, as in the past; or work with the coalition, defeat the Conservatives and become prime minister?
Columnists
Dec 1, 2008

Making coalition government work

Losing the confidence of the House of Commons, as the Harper government did when it failed to recognize a worldwide economic slump, opens the door for a coalition government to take power.
Columnists
Nov 25, 2008

From recession to depression

Now that even Prime Minister Harper is using the word "recession" to describe Canada's economic situation, there is an obvious follow-up: what needs to be done about it?
Columnists
Nov 18, 2008

Stephen Harper, take two

Stéphane Dion liked to point out the advantage he gained because people underestimated him. Dion then proceeded to underestimate Stephen Harper and his party.
Columnists
Nov 11, 2008

Uniting the Canadian left

How do progressives respond to the Harper government and the prospect of a majority Harper government? There are four options for the Canadian left.
News
Nov 8, 2008

Obama victory: A break from the past?

Duncan Cameron
The accession of the Democrat Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency marks a break with a pattern of American politics going back 40 years to the election of Richard Nixon.
News

Free markets fail

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

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