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
Nov 15, 2006

Quebec: a nation in Canada?

Whoever wins the Liberal leadership will have to deal with the “Quebec is a nation” controversy swirling around candidate Michael Ignatieff. Quebec represents the key to the political futur
Nov 9, 2006

Looking for the wedge in U.S. politics

Mid-term election night in the U.S. caught the attention of the world. For the first time since 1994, it looked as if control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate would end up in the h
Oct 11, 2006

French Socialists ready to choose a woman

Three candidates are contesting the French Socialist Party (PS) nomination for President of the Republic. Two are considered also-rans and now, all eyes are turned towards SégolÃ&#168
Sep 27, 2006

Inequality: The issue of our times

When someone affirms that the free market creates wealth, and to ignore this is wrong, note that this is code for the status-quo-is-good, all is well with the existing order, there is nothing to be c
Sep 20, 2006

Bob Rae can win

A new dynamic is emerging out of the Liberal leadership debates. Bob Rae, Stéphane Dion, and Michael Ignatieff have pulled ahead of the other six contestants, and through impolitic remarks
Aug 30, 2006

Liberal lite: Canada's new brand

It took one hour and a half for the word “poverty” to be spoken when all ten Liberal leadership hopefuls debated women's issues in Vancouver last week. Yet, if you are a lone female parent
Jul 14, 2006

Harper's government not bullet-proof

Those expecting the Stephen Harper Conservatives to commit electoral suicide should think again. His government is polling well, his tag line “he keeps his promises” is a good one, and the
Jun 28, 2006

What's 15 billion dollars?

Vancouver is hosting the World Peace Forum 2006. Meanwhile, it is National Defence week in Canada, with the government heralding spending of $15 billion on military equipment. Keeping one step ahead
May 31, 2006

Oil country

Alberta needs to take a lesson from the Edmonton Oilers, and learn to play defence. Defending the constitutional rights of the citizens of the province to benefit from the resource has not been the p


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