Duncan Cameron

Columnists
Jun 13, 2008

Fire Flaherty

Monday was the sixth day of the CAW blockade of GM Canada headquarters in Oshawa. The union does not plan a strike, and the blockade has been peaceful, but there is great anger in Oshawa, and Durham
Columnists
Jun 6, 2008

Central Canada unites against Ottawa

Premiers Jean Charest and Dalton McGuinty emerged from an historic Quebec-Ontario joint cabinet meeting in Quebec City, June 2, to announce a regional climate agreement, and other projects for joint
Columnists
May 29, 2008

The carbon tax conundrum

Jack Layton, leader of the very green federal NDP, is under attack by Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, and environmentalist, David Suzuki, for not supporting a new carbon tax regime to help reduce
Columnists
May 22, 2008

Canadians losing big to Big Oil

The logic is simple. If oil companies are making money at $70 a barrel, and through no action on their part, their price increases to $115 a barrel, why should they get to pocket the difference?
Columnists
May 16, 2008

The next Keynesian revival

Keynes is back. After being considered wrong, and consigned to the past, his theories — conceived to fight the depression of the 1930s — have become current again.
Columnists
May 9, 2008

The Harper game plan

If you want to continue the fight between federalists, and sovereignists, vote for the Liberals or the Bloc. If you prefer economic prosperity, choose the Conservatives. This is the message being roa
Columnists
May 1, 2008

Resisting recession

The Liberals want Canadians to ask who should we trust to run the economy? As the economic situation sours, people tend to blame governments for not doing enough to turn things around.
News
Apr 29, 2008

Resisting recession

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The Liberals want Canadians to ask who should we trust to run the economy? As the economic situation sours, people tend to blame governments for not doing enough to turn things around.
Columnists
Apr 25, 2008

Sue your banker

Canada's capitalists are squabbling. The issue is how to divvy up the costs of taking on bad debts associated with the sub-prime meltdown in the U.S.
Columnists
Apr 17, 2008

The financial bust of 2008

This past week, Volcker, in a landmark New York speech, read a lesson in central banking to current Fed Chair Ben Bernanke; and he also announced that financial markets had "failed the market test."
Columnists
Apr 3, 2008

The Dion disadvantage

As celebrity MP Bob Rae takes his parliamentary seat, distinctly non-celebrity Liberal leader Stéphane Dion continues to weather vicious attacks originating in his home province, and ampli
Columnists
Mar 27, 2008

We don't 'hafta' NAFTA

Canada needs to adopt an aggressive economic strategy based around a public sector investment bank, funded by serious taxation of resource depletion.
Columnists
Mar 20, 2008

The Mulroney defence

Now Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invoked the Mulroney defence. He is suing the Liberal Party of Canada over allegations that attempts were made by Conservative party officials to entice MP Chuck
News
Mar 18, 2008

The Mulroney defence

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That a sitting prime minister would file a libel suit to stifle criticism by the official opposition of comments he made on tape âe" that have been played, and heard across the country âe"
Columnists
Mar 13, 2008

Bring in the police

Section 119 of the Criminal Code of Canada could not be more precise. An offer of money to a member of parliament to influence his or her actions in an official capacity constitutes a criminal offenc
Columnists
Mar 6, 2008

A dead man, bribery, and see you in court

Attempting to influence the vote of a member of parliament is a common enough matter. Lobbyists do it for a living. But, offering material incentives, such as paying the expensive premiums on a speci
Columnists
Feb 27, 2008

Vancouver's next mayor?

"I'm in," exclaimed Gregor Robertson Sunday before 200 boisterous supporters of his candidacy for the Vision Vancouver nomination as the city's next mayor.
Columnists
Feb 21, 2008

Jack still calling it right

In an astonishing reversal, the Liberals have aligned themselves with the Conservatives in deciding to maintain Canadian troops in Afghanistan until 2011.
Columnists
Feb 14, 2008

Making war a winner

Conservatives are road testing their election strategy: while Stephen Harper is a real leader, Stéphane Dion is not. Whether it is carrying out a combat role in Afghanistan, or getting tou
Columnists
Feb 1, 2008

Fertilizing the money tree

Want to make some real money? Just take out a loan, and buy some stocks (equities). Mortgage your house if you can, say for $400,000, and invest the proceeds in the stock market.
Columnists
Jan 23, 2008

Fighting the 'r' word

These are not normal economic times. World stock markets tanked on Monday. The U.S. housing downturn has American consumers, the world's biggest importers, feeling poorer.

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