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
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
Columnists
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
Columnists
May 11, 2005

The Left Coast: no longer a two-party show

Next Tuesday is Election Day in British Columbia. In one corner is the Gordon Campbell government. It is a coalition of the right, formed out of the remains of the Social Credit party (led into disgr
Columnists
May 4, 2005

Our government — awash in money

The NDP/Liberal budget initiative promises $4.6 billion in new spending, which sounds like a lot of money. But in February alone the budget surplus was about $5.8 billion. So, one month's surplus ca
Columnists
Apr 27, 2005

Next: an NDP-Liberal coalition? Why not?

With NDP Leader Jack Layton announcing an offer from Prime Minister Paul Martin on budgetary spending he could accept, the news is no longer just that the NDP is making news. The news is that the NDP
Columnists
Apr 6, 2005

The IMF: wrong again

Much of a recent report on Canada prepared by the International Monetary Fund rehearses familiar nostrums about the need to reduce debt, balance the budget and not share tax revenue with the province
Columnists
Mar 23, 2005

Intergenerational theft

Quebec students are on strike. The province with the lowest tuition fees is where the students are the most militant in opposition to rising costs of higher education. The students are in the streets
Columnists
Mar 16, 2005

Saddle up, sidekicks

This week, the former governor of Massachusetts spoke to reporters in Washington (with Mexican and Canadian sidekicks) about creating a North American community. Canada was represented by the Canadia

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