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 18, 2004

The Just Society and its enemies

The Conservatives got in electoral trouble in the recent election campaign when they questioned gay rights, abortion rights, the Supreme Court as guardian of the Charter of Rights, and official langu
Jul 28, 2004

Martin should either govern or resign

Paul Martin defined his government's agenda when he denounced the “culture” of Ottawa, and announced everything would have to change. There is little doubt he wants the public sector to b
Jul 21, 2004

Visions of Vancouver, lessons for Canada

In 1968, Vancouver was home to the people's park. The site was prime waterfront, Coal Harbour next to the Bayshore Hotel. It was a big open squat on a developer's lot. Fun in the park meant smoking d
Jul 14, 2004

All debt is not made equal

Read the financial pages of our corporate press, or listen to your average political commentary, and you would recognize the following standard propositions. Foreign investment is good, and needs to
Jul 7, 2004

Attention turns to Parliament

The NDP now stands alone against further North American integration. In the past both the Bloc, and the Reform/Alliance have called upon Canada to adopt the U.S. currency. The Liberals have quietly b
Jun 23, 2004

Mulroney and his impersonators

The talk in downtown Ottawa, on the Sparks St. mall, a block from Parliament Hill, is about the probable transfer of power to Stephen Harper. Apparently Paul Martin will not be forced to hand over go
May 19, 2004

Moderating Stephen Harper

This is the week the Liberals start to attack Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada. The ads will be vicious and informative. They should work. The desired side effect of negative adver
May 12, 2004

Farming out government to business

There is only one main economic policy difference between the Liberals and the Conservatives, and it does not amount to much. The Liberals want to reduce the federal debt; the Conservatives propose t
May 5, 2004

A helping hand in Washington

Paul Martin went to Washington for two days last week. Before leaving, he saw the U.S. President for a 20 minute meeting, followed by a four-question press conference, and photos with wives. The Mart


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