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
Aug 10, 2005

Oil and you

As the price of gas at the pump rises, eventually the truth will emerge. Market pricing is a form of primitive rationing based on income. The wealthy are allowed to waste as much as they can afford w
Jul 21, 2005

Canada's killers

“We're the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people,” said Rick Hillier, Canada's top military officer, announcing last week the deployment of more than 2,000 soldiers to A
Jul 13, 2005

Hopes dashed for Africa

Just when it seemed world leaders would have to answer to world public opinion — the other superpower — the Gleneagles G8 summit was engulfed by the tragedy of bombs exploding in London tra
Jul 6, 2005

Moving on from Live 8

Making the G8 leaders aware the world is watching is important; Live 8 organizers did their job on that score. Getting the G8 to do something this week will be easier as a result, but what emerges is
Jun 29, 2005

Canada: Celebrating our social progress

Yesterday, Canada became the third country in the world, after Holland and Belgium, to recognize same sex marriage. Passage of this legislation makes official a major advance in equality rights for h
Jun 22, 2005

Make poverty history

The task set by the make-poverty-history campaign is no less than the overthrow of the current world order: the imperialism of capital, run by financiers in suits who own and exploit the resources an
May 25, 2005

Harper: Making Martin look good

The leading role in last week's of high parliamentary drama was taken by Conservative leader, Stephen Harper. He demanded a vote of confidence, but failed to get a parliamentary majority against the
May 19, 2005

A sweet night for Carole James

The B.C. election was the Liberals to lose, and they almost did. The NDP took 31 seats away from them. The unpopularity of Premier Gordon Campbell, and the desire to keep him away from protesters, me


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