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
Mar 9, 2005

Addicted to oil

The price of oil was up this week. Was that good news or bad news? The usual answer is that it's good news if you produce oil, and bad news if you consume it. Oil is an issue in Canada right now. Cit
Mar 2, 2005

Taking a public interest in interest

Understanding interest rates is part of basic training in intellectual self-defence. Corporate propaganda has been very effective in shutting down discussion of what is, at heart, a social policy: ho
Feb 17, 2005

Too much for too few

Claude Lamoureux, president and chief executive officer of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, won the prize this week for the clearest, briefest, explanation of what makes the corporate world sick,
Feb 9, 2005

International monetary fraud

Canada's finance minister took some of the blame last week from British officials for killing the U.K. plan to write off African debt. Ralph Goodale said all the British want to do is take from Peter
Feb 2, 2005

Free riders: here's a radical idea

There is a Japanese restaurant in Vancouver, on Denman St. near Robson, where the staff cheer when new clients are seated, and applaud when they exit. We should all do the same when our fellow citize
Jan 26, 2005

Weddings and funerals

With Paul Martin traveling, Liberal fortunes took a good turn. Stephen Harper was all alone to explain how gay marriage led to polygamy. You know the logic: once the sanctity of marriage is interfere
Jan 19, 2005

Capitalism fails, again

If there is one quote that summed up the 1980s for me, it's from Mel Watkins: “Those who repeat to us that there is no such thing as a free lunch, would have us believe that there is such a thin
Jan 12, 2005

Landlord Canada

The Paul Martin government has been out floating its budget balloon. The big new thing is real estate. Public Works Canada is to become a profit centre renting out property aggressively, and seeking
Jan 5, 2005

The political creed of the left

As this New Year begins, badly, we still have hope. Help is on the way to Asia. The people of the world are coming together, acting individually, and pushing for collective action. People are offerin
Dec 22, 2004

Our woman in Washington

It's kind of surprising the position has not been advertised. It pays well, there is a great office to go to, and a residence, cook, staff, car and driver are provided. This being Ottawa, speculating


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