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
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
Columnists
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
Columnists
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
Columnists
May 24, 2006

Enough rope to hang himself

Stephen Harper is Prime Minister because of the unexpected election of ten Conservative members from Quebec. Watching the Conservatives strut, you have to wonder how they expect to stay in power. Th
Columnists
Apr 21, 2006

Paris Spring

The French universities are re-opening. Student demonstrators were calmed when the government withdrew its bill giving employers the right to fire new employees without showing cause. The infamous &#
Columnists
Mar 22, 2006

The defection of Bob Rae

In the Ontario summer election of 1990, as Bob Rae prepared to address the CAW, his handlers got the first internal polling results showing the NDP winning government. They waited until he finished t
Columnists
Mar 9, 2006

Ethics and all that

Somewhere in the archives must be a letter addressed to a new Conservative Prime Minister which says: first, be prime ministerial; second, know where the votes are; and third, remember the party you
Columnists
Feb 1, 2006

Not Harperland, not yet

This is the point in the short history of the Canadian Conservative party when it must decide its fate. It can realize the dreams of its leader, inherited from Preston Manning and father Ernest C. Ma

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