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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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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May 16, 2007

PQ caucus chooses Pauline Marois

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Unhappy with third party status, and fearful of relegation to irrelevance, the Parti Québécois caucus, and leading PQ officials such as President Monique Richard have rallied to
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May 9, 2007

The agitator of fears, resentments and intolerance

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Sunday night France elected a new president, Nicolas Sarkozy. The new head of state and head of the armed forces will seek a parliamentary majority in the June legislative elections so as to consolid
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May 2, 2007

Scotland is not Quebec

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The election this week of a new Scottish Parliament is expected to result in a referendum on Scottish independence as early as 2010. The election of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) is widely an
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Apr 18, 2007

What is missing from our Charter

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As Canada celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms this week, we do well to remember what was accomplished, but should not forget what remains to be done. The he
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Apr 11, 2007

The Stasi among us

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When looking for ingenious enquiries into political and social philosophy, you do not normally think of taking in a movie. But <i>The Lives of Others</i> (2007), the recent foreign language Academy A
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Apr 4, 2007

Dumont and the ADQ step back into history

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With Mario Dumont, leader of the ADQ, and his call for Quebec autonomy now a louder voice of Quebec nationalism than the PQ, sovereignty hard liners are gunning for Andr&#195;&#169; Boisclair.
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Mar 28, 2007

ADQ + anger = Quebec surprise

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The fabled Quebec &#147;ballot box effect&#148; kicked in Monday night, but instead of benefiting the Liberals, as it has for years, it was Mario Dumont and the Action d&#195;&#169;mocratique du Qu&#
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Mar 21, 2007

Duceppe thanks Harper for supporting sovereignty

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An on-line poll conducted by <i>La presse</i> March 18 asked visitors to the website of the largest Francophone newspaper in Canada how they identified themselves politically: left, right, centre, do

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