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
Aug 20, 2007

The Afghanistan shuffle

Changing his ministers is not going to affect the fortunes of the war in Afghanistan. The best Harper can hope for is to make a bad situation look better, not worse, as O'Connor did when he misled th
Columnists
Aug 13, 2007

Premiers vacation in Moncton

Host premier Shawn Graham has made it known the Moncton meeting will be green. Somehow, setting a good example does not seem enough. Frankly, playing some golf, enjoying the lobster, and the New Brun
Columnists
Jul 20, 2007

Assisted economic suicide

When Canwest asked the Montreal billionaire investment lawyer and pension fund manager Stephen Jarislowsky to comment on the Rio Tinto takeover of Alcan, he responded that Canada is committing â
Columnists
Jul 13, 2007

Mowing the border

The SPP is a poorly disguised attempt to remove economic decisions from public view and democratic oversight. Security does not mean improving pensions, or providing health care for all. Prosperity d
Columnists
Jul 9, 2007

For one billion you get...

Financial institutions shape the economy. Canada can choose to regulate mergers and acquisitions directly, and impose a serious competition policy to control growth of monopoly enterprises.
Columnists
Jul 2, 2007

Potsdam plotz

The bargain offered at the Potsdam G4 meeting was supposed to be good for all. The EU and the U.S. would get tariff reductions facilitating their access to markets of poor countries and, in return, w
Columnists
Jun 25, 2007

The Dion leadership challenge

History suggests all Liberal leaders eventually become Canadaâe(TM)s prime minister. If the precedent holds, Stéphane Dion should succeed Stephen Harper. That is, if he can hold on as
Columnists
Apr 25, 2007

The leadership of Europe in the balance

As Socialist S&#195;&#169;gol&#195;&#168;ne Royal, and Gaullist Nicolas Sarkozy face off in a two-week contest to see which one will be the next president (or <i>presidente</i>) of France, what is at
Columnists
Feb 14, 2007

Stephen Harper's Quebec coalition

Jean Charest has rolled out the pre-election advertising, presented star candidates to the press, and the Quebec Liberal Party just got the polling numbers it wanted to see (at 36 per cent, a five po
Columnists
Feb 7, 2007

Kyoto: a socialist plot

Stephen Harper was right when he called the Kyoto protocol a socialist scheme. In fact, if you really want to protect the environment, the best measures would resemble a full-blown socialist plot. Gr

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