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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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
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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.
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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
Columnists
Jul 17, 2008

New name needed for NDP

Words have magic properties. Names matter. So why not change the name, if it helps to attract more supporters, members and voters?
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Jul 11, 2008

Carbon taxes and social classes

A political leader cannot go far wrong by doing what is best for the country, choosing what is right for people, and then acting. The only problem is agreeing on what is meant by "best" and by "right
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Jun 25, 2008

The real green shift

The most obvious problem with the Green Shift proposed by St&#195;&#169;phane Dion is that the Liberal party plan will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, if at all. The hidden assumpt
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Jun 19, 2008

Walter Gordon: the last liberal

Michael Ignatieff wants Canada to have an east-west energy corridor linking provinces producing low greenhouse gas emitting electricity with those still burning coal, and increasing energy security.

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