Duncan Cameron

Feb 24, 2009

Anxious in America

As the U.S. downturn goes global, the rest of the world looks to the U.S. for clues as to what to expect next.
Feb 17, 2009

Money for nothing

If you think talk of Keynesian economics, and the adoption of "stimulus" packages by Canada and the U.S. signify the end of right-wing policies, think again.
Feb 10, 2009

France leads the way

With unemployment rising, along with the cost of living, trade unions in France are planning a second one-day general strike for March 19.
Feb 3, 2009

Budget 2009 and the Bay St. bailout

Why did the Liberals support the budget when the analysis is clear: the Finance Minister ignored the vulnerable, punished women and did not provide a serious stimulus to a flagging economy?
Jan 27, 2009

The de facto prime minister steps down

The president and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Thomas d'Aquino will step down a year from now, it was announced last week by CCCE Chairman Gordon Nixon of the Royal Bank.
Jan 20, 2009

Cash on demand

Who says Canada does not have a sub-prime mortgage situation? The Globe reports American mortgage insurers are calling for the federal government to under-write all their risks in the Jan. 27 budget.
Jan 6, 2009

Wall Street, RIP

"Financial genius is a rising market," wrote the late John Kenneth Galbraith. The falling market of 2008, on the other hand, was the year Wall Street died.
Jan 1, 2009

Free trade at twenty

Twenty years ago on January 1, the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) came into effect, following a tumultuous national argument.
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


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