Duncan Cameron

Dec 23, 2008

Depression prevention

When the economy starts seriously to shrink, a new set of policy rules comes into play. Call them depression prevention measures.
Dec 16, 2008

An open letter to Michael Ignatieff

As new Liberal leader, does Michael Ignatieff's lead his party in voting with the Harper Conservatives, as in the past; or work with the coalition, defeat the Conservatives and become prime minister?
Dec 1, 2008

Making coalition government work

Losing the confidence of the House of Commons, as the Harper government did when it failed to recognize a worldwide economic slump, opens the door for a coalition government to take power.
Nov 25, 2008

From recession to depression

Now that even Prime Minister Harper is using the word "recession" to describe Canada's economic situation, there is an obvious follow-up: what needs to be done about it?
Nov 18, 2008

Stephen Harper, take two

Stéphane Dion liked to point out the advantage he gained because people underestimated him. Dion then proceeded to underestimate Stephen Harper and his party.
Nov 11, 2008

Uniting the Canadian left

How do progressives respond to the Harper government and the prospect of a majority Harper government? There are four options for the Canadian left.
Nov 8, 2008

Obama victory: A break from the past?

Duncan Cameron
The accession of the Democrat Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency marks a break with a pattern of American politics going back 40 years to the election of Richard Nixon.
Oct 3, 2008

Hurricane Harper

As Nova Scotia faced up to the prospect of Hurricane Kyle, Canada must now face the prospect of a Harper majority government.
Sep 26, 2008

Stopping global book makers

Despite concerted action by central banks, bailouts of unimaginable proportions by the U.S. Treasury, and the disappearance of U.S. investment banker Lehman Brothers, at over $600 billion the largest
Sep 19, 2008

Not as easy as ABC

Thoughtful people are terrified at the prospect of a Harper majority. The ABC response — Anybody But Conservatives — will be heard more and more as the Liberal campaign spins its wheels.
Sep 12, 2008

Harper's majority

Canada is having an election simply because Stephen Harper believes his party — the Harpers — can win a majority of seats in
Sep 4, 2008

The Dion election

Stephen Harper wants an election. The election theme is well rehearsed. Stéphane Dion is a wimp, not a leader. Dion wants to raise taxes. The Liberal leader has trouble speaking English. T
Aug 29, 2008

Green Bonds gaining ground

Issuing Green Bonds is one positive way for governments to bring citizens anxious to contribute to reducing global warming together with green investment projects funded by government.
Aug 21, 2008

Getting out the vote

There is an astounding revelation in a recent <i>New Yorker</i> feature about Barack Obama. When it appeared this summer, the article's damning revelation about how American electoral politics works
Aug 14, 2008

The digital left

In the digital era, with the advent of the Internet and Web 2.0, democratic politics is being re-invented.
Jul 25, 2008

Sheer poetry: The Regina Manifesto

The first full CCF convention was held 75 years ago, July 19 to 21 in Regina. The price of wheat that year was 39 cents a bushel, the lowest in history, and the Queen City was preparing to welcome th
Jul 17, 2008

New name needed for NDP

Words have magic properties. Names matter. So why not change the name, if it helps to attract more supporters, members and voters?
Jul 11, 2008

Carbon taxes and social classes

A political leader cannot go far wrong by doing what is best for the country, choosing what is right for people, and then acting. The only problem is agreeing on what is meant by "best" and by "right
Jun 25, 2008

The real green shift

The most obvious problem with the Green Shift proposed by St&#195;&#169;phane Dion is that the Liberal party plan will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, if at all. The hidden assumpt
Jun 19, 2008

Walter Gordon: the last liberal

Michael Ignatieff wants Canada to have an east-west energy corridor linking provinces producing low greenhouse gas emitting electricity with those still burning coal, and increasing energy security.


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