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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Mar 14, 2007

Quebec leadership food fight

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Observers tuning in to the televised Quebec leaders' debate were looking for some clarity in an election campaign characterized by doubts about the major contenders. Those waiting for the knockout pu
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Mar 7, 2007

Quebec: Tory blue and Republican red

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The surprising thing about the current Quebec election is that we are in the middle of a campaign where the main themes look as though they came straight from a U.S. election battle. There is not a
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Feb 28, 2007

Another phony threat

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The war on terror is a phony war; there is no terrorist threat to go to war against. Washington, and its Canadian friends would have you believe the war on terrorism is legitimate: it is no such thin
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Feb 21, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, President Harper

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Watching Stephen Harper introduce Bill Gates in a press conference held Tuesday, it was clear that Harper is winning his battle with the national media. The Canadian Prime Minister now gets covered a
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Jan 31, 2007

Quebec election surprises looming

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Jean Charest has to rank as one of the most hapless first ministers Quebec has ever endured. From the beginning, he has seemed determined to alienate himself and his government from Quebec society, s
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Jan 17, 2007

U.S. Democrats face tough choices

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Most commentary on the George W. Bush decision to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq has focused on the military and foreign policy consequences of the decision. Many doubt the wisdom of trying
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Jan 3, 2007

Democracy: The missing Dion pillar

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If you want pillars to hold something up, four will do the job better than three. In his leadership campaign, Stéphane Dion relied on just three: economic prosperity, environmental sustain
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Dec 13, 2006

The Liberal bounce — what the NDP must do

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A post-leadership convention bounce has the Liberals up in the polls, the NDP down, the Conservatives looking to lose power, and the Bloc doing its best to take some media attention away from St&#195
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Nov 22, 2006

Bedtime for Ralph

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Among his many unfortunate presidential legacies, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan's contribution to lowering the level of political debate and discussion stand out. He substituted catchy phrases
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Nov 2, 2006

Paris: more than any other European city, and less

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Paris is where the modern world was fashioned. What people wear, how they eat, travel and pursue cultural interests, all bear a French influence. The way people think about and discuss politics, econ

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