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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Jan 11, 2006

Campaign countdown

Duncan Cameron
Ever since television became the major source of news, election campaigns feature one of two pretty simple to understand themes: “it's time for a change, ” or “throw the scoundrels out
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Jan 4, 2006

Liberals proposing a false choice

Duncan Cameron
At mid-campaign, this election looks a lot like the last one. Two years ago, at this stage, the Reform/Alliance, rechristened the Conservative Party of Canada (the not-so-united right) challenged the
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Dec 21, 2005

The new politics of coalition

Duncan Cameron
Imagine — with a formal coalition of the Liberals and the NDP — an anti-poverty parliamentary agenda supported by both parties, a government prepared to restore unemployment insurance, brin
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Dec 14, 2005

'And in this corner' âe¦ (the debates begin)

Duncan Cameron
Debates are unpredictable. Sometimes they define elections, more often not. But they do allow the public a chance to judge the party leaders. Ideas are featured in this campaign to date. The expected
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Dec 7, 2005

Buzz (2) — the hidden election

Duncan Cameron
If there is going to be a Liberal minority government, Buzz Hargrove wants to be seen to be making it happen, so he can get something for his members in return. But a Liberal minority government only
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Nov 29, 2005

Let the re-match begin

Duncan Cameron
As the campaign gets underway, the Environics poll released by CBC showed the Liberals at 35 per cent, the Conservatives at 30 per cent, and the NDP at 20 per cent. If the initial preferences hold, t
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Nov 24, 2005

The post parade ... and they're off

Duncan Cameron
With the House of Commons voting yes to an NDP motion calling for an election in early 2006, the parties are getting ready. In order to win voter support Jack Layton and the NDP need to campaign like
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Nov 17, 2005

Dirty days ahead in Quebec politics

Duncan Cameron
Expect this to be a dirty political season in Quebec with the Jean Charest Liberals ready to throw everything at their new rival. André Boisclair will face continued questioning about coca
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Oct 26, 2005

Socialism in France re-inventing itself

Duncan Cameron
<b>Paris, France &#226;e"</b> With the release this week of <i>Le monde comme je le vois</i> (The World as I See It) a book by former French premier Lionel Jospin setting out his view on the socialis
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Oct 20, 2005

Secularism allows for religious differences

Duncan Cameron
<b>Istanbul &#151;</b> Western societies that have Muslim minorities and want to block Turkey from joining the EU have to understand what is being said if that happens. If a Muslim society cannot ent

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