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
News
Jun 16, 2004

Electing Stephen Harper: a risky crap shoot

Duncan Cameron
The debates are over and the political leaders are back on the campaign trail. Polls are showing the new Conservative party may be in a position to form a minority government on June 29. Its leader,
News
May 27, 2004

Green for a day

Duncan Cameron
The Green Party of Canada (GPC) launched its 2004 election platform on May 20. Its leader, Jim Harris, is running against NDP leader Jack Layton, signaling the GPC intention to replace the NDP as the
News
Apr 21, 2004

The Paul Martin/Liberal fumble

Duncan Cameron
The Paul Martin team pushed to get Jean Chrétienout the door before his announced departure date of February 2004. He skipped out smiling, leaving his successor to handle auditor-general,
News
Aug 11, 2003

Awww, don't mention it

Duncan Cameron
Paul Martin has a new job as co-chair of a United Nations commission on international development and the private sector. “The developed countries of the world are wealthy today, because they t
Columnists
Jun 9, 2004

Parliament rules

Elections are easy to understand, right? Someone wins, others lose. But, if you think Canadians are voting to elect a government, you would be wrong. What is at stake is electing a parliament. Parli
Columnists
Sep 4, 2008

The Dion election

Stephen Harper wants an election. The election theme is well rehearsed. Stéphane Dion is a wimp, not a leader. Dion wants to raise taxes. The Liberal leader has trouble speaking English. T
Columnists
Aug 29, 2008

Green Bonds gaining ground

Issuing Green Bonds is one positive way for governments to bring citizens anxious to contribute to reducing global warming together with green investment projects funded by government.
Columnists
Aug 21, 2008

Getting out the vote

There is an astounding revelation in a recent <i>New Yorker</i> feature about Barack Obama. When it appeared this summer, the article's damning revelation about how American electoral politics works
Columnists
Aug 14, 2008

The digital left

In the digital era, with the advent of the Internet and Web 2.0, democratic politics is being re-invented.
Columnists
Jul 25, 2008

Sheer poetry: The Regina Manifesto

The first full CCF convention was held 75 years ago, July 19 to 21 in Regina. The price of wheat that year was 39 cents a bushel, the lowest in history, and the Queen City was preparing to welcome th

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