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
Oct 11, 2007

Reflecting on Marx and money gone mad

The Bank of Canada is busily handing out money to buoy the Canadian financial system, resorting to purchase, and re-purchase agreements which allow financial institutions time to find more funds to s
Sep 28, 2007

The Desmarais test

When Stéphane Dion describes Liberal policies as "realistic" what he means is that powerful people are not offended by what his party espouses. Thinkof this as the Paul Desmarais test. Lib
Sep 19, 2007

Two shades of blue

The Quebec by-elections produced the result Stephen Harper was looking for: voters switched from the Bloc Québecois towards the Parti Conservateur, from one shade of blue to another. The p
Sep 17, 2007

Brian Mulroney's greatest achievement

For most of us the idea of reading Brian Mulroney's Memoirs: 1939-1993 is about as appealing as trying to relive, successively, the worst hangovers of your life. Imagine having to turn pages to find
Aug 23, 2007

Credit watch

It is actually credit, and not money, that makes the world go around. That is why the upset in credit markets, provoked by the issue and sale of poor quality "sub-prime" mortgage debt by U.S. financi
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
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
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
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
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.


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