Duncan Cameron

Columnists
Jun 9, 2009

Harper time

Canadians are not about to see a federal election. Neither partner in the informal Liberal-Conservative alliance that dominates the House of Commons has a reason to provoke an election.
Columnists
Jun 2, 2009

Revitalizing the common good

If it were enough to look ahead, and recognize the next occasion to reach out, and build support, politics would be a manageable activity. But more is required of our leaders than being good managers.
Columnists
May 19, 2009

A new world is necessary

The current economic crisis raises two questions. What went wrong? What can be done about it? There is a facile answer to the first question. Capitalism is crisis prone.
Columnists
May 5, 2009

Liberals undermine the unemployed

Coming out of the Liberal convention, Michael Ignatieff declared he was ready to put concrete proposals on the table to reform Employment Insurance. Hold the applause.
Columnists
Apr 28, 2009

Bringing the curtain down on Harper

Coming out of Vancouver, with the choice for leader ratified by delegates, the Liberals will be looking for the right time to bring down the Conservative government, and force an election.
Columnists
Apr 14, 2009

Liberals hiding out on the economy

Canada faces its most severe economic crisis since the 1930s, and the Liberal Party -- the official opposition -- says nothing about what needs to be done to improve the economy.
Columnists
Apr 7, 2009

$12.8 trillion and counting

Bloomberg News estimates $12.8 trillion as the amount of financial support already given by the U.S. authorities to its banking system -- where are the improvements?
Columnists
Mar 17, 2009

Canada's next government

In order to pass laws, any minority government needs a parliamentary majority. Thus, no prime minister can continue to hold power without creating a formal, or (less often) informal coalition.
Columnists
Mar 10, 2009

Harper goes for broke

The Harper team is getting ready for a dash to election. It has totally revamped the Conservative party in Quebec, where it now claims 22,000 members, up from only about 1,000 in 2006.
Columnists
Feb 24, 2009

Anxious in America

As the U.S. downturn goes global, the rest of the world looks to the U.S. for clues as to what to expect next.
Columnists
Feb 17, 2009

Money for nothing

If you think talk of Keynesian economics, and the adoption of "stimulus" packages by Canada and the U.S. signify the end of right-wing policies, think again.
Columnists
Feb 10, 2009

France leads the way

With unemployment rising, along with the cost of living, trade unions in France are planning a second one-day general strike for March 19.
Columnists
Feb 3, 2009

Budget 2009 and the Bay St. bailout

Why did the Liberals support the budget when the analysis is clear: the Finance Minister ignored the vulnerable, punished women and did not provide a serious stimulus to a flagging economy?
Columnists
Jan 27, 2009

The de facto prime minister steps down

The president and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Thomas d'Aquino will step down a year from now, it was announced last week by CCCE Chairman Gordon Nixon of the Royal Bank.
Columnists
Jan 20, 2009

Cash on demand

Who says Canada does not have a sub-prime mortgage situation? The Globe reports American mortgage insurers are calling for the federal government to under-write all their risks in the Jan. 27 budget.
Columnists
Jan 6, 2009

Wall Street, RIP

"Financial genius is a rising market," wrote the late John Kenneth Galbraith. The falling market of 2008, on the other hand, was the year Wall Street died.
Columnists
Jan 1, 2009

Free trade at twenty

Twenty years ago on January 1, the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) came into effect, following a tumultuous national argument.

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