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
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
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
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
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
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
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


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