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
Jun 13, 2008

Fire Flaherty

Monday was the sixth day of the CAW blockade of GM Canada headquarters in Oshawa. The union does not plan a strike, and the blockade has been peaceful, but there is great anger in Oshawa, and Durham
Columnists
Jun 6, 2008

Central Canada unites against Ottawa

Premiers Jean Charest and Dalton McGuinty emerged from an historic Quebec-Ontario joint cabinet meeting in Quebec City, June 2, to announce a regional climate agreement, and other projects for joint
Columnists
May 29, 2008

The carbon tax conundrum

Jack Layton, leader of the very green federal NDP, is under attack by Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, and environmentalist, David Suzuki, for not supporting a new carbon tax regime to help reduce
Columnists
May 22, 2008

Canadians losing big to Big Oil

The logic is simple. If oil companies are making money at $70 a barrel, and through no action on their part, their price increases to $115 a barrel, why should they get to pocket the difference?
Columnists
May 16, 2008

The next Keynesian revival

Keynes is back. After being considered wrong, and consigned to the past, his theories — conceived to fight the depression of the 1930s — have become current again.
Columnists
May 9, 2008

The Harper game plan

If you want to continue the fight between federalists, and sovereignists, vote for the Liberals or the Bloc. If you prefer economic prosperity, choose the Conservatives. This is the message being roa
Columnists
May 1, 2008

Resisting recession

The Liberals want Canadians to ask who should we trust to run the economy? As the economic situation sours, people tend to blame governments for not doing enough to turn things around.
Columnists
Apr 25, 2008

Sue your banker

Canada's capitalists are squabbling. The issue is how to divvy up the costs of taking on bad debts associated with the sub-prime meltdown in the U.S.
Columnists
Apr 17, 2008

The financial bust of 2008

This past week, Volcker, in a landmark New York speech, read a lesson in central banking to current Fed Chair Ben Bernanke; and he also announced that financial markets had "failed the market test."

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