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
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Jun 7, 2006

Canada's political culture: Different from U.S.

Duncan Cameron
Without factoring in Quebec, it is easy to think of Canada as a three-party system: two main parties plus the NDP as the innovator, the source of policy ideas. But the NDP itself does not necessarily
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May 17, 2006

Who sets the parliamentary agenda?

Duncan Cameron
The late Dalton Camp, whose regular column in the <i>Toronto Star</i> (written from his home in New Brunswick) was much admired, once described the Paul Martin Liberals as the Reform Party with cuffl
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May 10, 2006

The vocal Canadian: John Kenneth Galbraith

Duncan Cameron
When his friend, President John F. Kennedy died, John Kenneth Galbraith continued to argue with President Lyndon B. Johnson, first privately then publicly. His biographer quotes the first sentence of
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May 3, 2006

Beware of Conservatives bearing gifts

Duncan Cameron
This was never to be a budget about you. It is designed to deceive, and to please, and to re-elect the Conservatives with a majority. Should the opposition be able to help people understand the decep
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Apr 27, 2006

Low wages, the Canadian way to prosperity

Duncan Cameron
Imagine a society that has a public policy choice to make about help for those most in need. The first avenue is more costly, does a lot of direct harm to citizens, and exaggerates already dreadful s
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Apr 12, 2006

Insiders pick an outsider

Duncan Cameron
The Liberal leadership race is now between Michael Ignatieff and the others. Ignatieff is the one generating the talk, interest and controversy. Liberal Party politics is all about winning power. Ign
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Mar 29, 2006

Labour and the NDP: What now?

Duncan Cameron
The CAW council just voted to sever relations with the NDP. The Ontario NDP had previously voted to expel the CAW leader, so it should have known what to expect. Perhaps it has a plan for how to deal
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Mar 15, 2006

Canada to Kandahar: Errand boy

Duncan Cameron
Anxious to demonstrate his government's commitment to military action, as dutifully reported by the press, the Canadian Prime Minister is auditioning for the role of errand boy. Stephen Harper wants
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Mar 1, 2006

The end of neo-conservatism

Duncan Cameron
A neo-conservative celebrity recently chose an article written for the <i>New York Times</i> magazine to shout &#147;the neo-conservatism moment has now passed.&#148; Francis Fukuyama thinks the Bus
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Feb 15, 2006

Buzz: Out but not down

Duncan Cameron
The Ontario NDP executive apparently has the power to suspend the NDP membership of the CAW President, without consulting anybody, and even if (when eventually informed) federal leader Jack Layton do

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