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
Columnists
Apr 3, 2008

The Dion disadvantage

As celebrity MP Bob Rae takes his parliamentary seat, distinctly non-celebrity Liberal leader Stéphane Dion continues to weather vicious attacks originating in his home province, and ampli
Columnists
Mar 27, 2008

We don't 'hafta' NAFTA

Canada needs to adopt an aggressive economic strategy based around a public sector investment bank, funded by serious taxation of resource depletion.
Columnists
Mar 20, 2008

The Mulroney defence

Now Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invoked the Mulroney defence. He is suing the Liberal Party of Canada over allegations that attempts were made by Conservative party officials to entice MP Chuck
Columnists
Mar 13, 2008

Bring in the police

Section 119 of the Criminal Code of Canada could not be more precise. An offer of money to a member of parliament to influence his or her actions in an official capacity constitutes a criminal offenc
Columnists
Mar 6, 2008

A dead man, bribery, and see you in court

Attempting to influence the vote of a member of parliament is a common enough matter. Lobbyists do it for a living. But, offering material incentives, such as paying the expensive premiums on a speci
Columnists
Feb 27, 2008

Vancouver's next mayor?

"I'm in," exclaimed Gregor Robertson Sunday before 200 boisterous supporters of his candidacy for the Vision Vancouver nomination as the city's next mayor.
Columnists
Feb 21, 2008

Jack still calling it right

In an astonishing reversal, the Liberals have aligned themselves with the Conservatives in deciding to maintain Canadian troops in Afghanistan until 2011.
Columnists
Feb 14, 2008

Making war a winner

Conservatives are road testing their election strategy: while Stephen Harper is a real leader, Stéphane Dion is not. Whether it is carrying out a combat role in Afghanistan, or getting tou

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