Duncan Cameron

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Jul 19, 2007

Assisted economic suicide

Duncan Cameron
When Canwest asked the Montreal billionaire investment lawyer and pension fund manager Stephen Jarislowsky to comment on the Rio Tinto takeover of Alcan, he responded that Canada is committing â
Columnists
Jul 13, 2007

Mowing the border

The SPP is a poorly disguised attempt to remove economic decisions from public view and democratic oversight. Security does not mean improving pensions, or providing health care for all. Prosperity d
News
Jul 11, 2007

Mowing the border

Duncan Cameron
The SPP is a poorly disguised attempt to remove economic decisions from public view and democratic oversight. Security does not mean improving pensions, or providing health care for all. Prosperity d
Columnists
Jul 9, 2007

For one billion you get...

Financial institutions shape the economy. Canada can choose to regulate mergers and acquisitions directly, and impose a serious competition policy to control growth of monopoly enterprises.
News
Jul 5, 2007

For one billion you get...

Duncan Cameron
Financial institutions shape the economy. Canada can choose to regulate mergers and acquisitions directly, and impose a serious competition policy to control growth of monopoly enterprises.
Columnists
Jul 2, 2007

Potsdam plotz

The bargain offered at the Potsdam G4 meeting was supposed to be good for all. The EU and the U.S. would get tariff reductions facilitating their access to markets of poor countries and, in return, w
News
Jun 28, 2007

Potsdam plotz

Duncan Cameron
The bargain offered at the Potsdam G4 meeting was supposed to be good for all. The EU and the U.S. would get tariff reductions facilitating their access to markets of poor countries and, in return, w
Columnists
Jun 25, 2007

The Dion leadership challenge

History suggests all Liberal leaders eventually become Canadaâe(TM)s prime minister. If the precedent holds, Stéphane Dion should succeed Stephen Harper. That is, if he can hold on as
News
Jun 20, 2007

The Dion leadership challenge

Duncan Cameron
History suggests all Liberal leaders eventually become Canadaâe(TM)s prime minister. If the precedent holds, Stéphane Dion should succeed Stephen Harper. That is, if he can hold on as
News
Jun 13, 2007

Labour rights recognized

Duncan Cameron
In a judgment rendered June 8, the Supreme Court of Canada has reversed itself and recognized that freedom of association includes the right to collective bargaining.
News
Jun 6, 2007

The Bush dollar

Duncan Cameron
The U.S. dollar is sinking. About one trillion U.S. dollars a year are flowing out into the world, as the U.S. buys about one trillion dollars more abroad that it sells to others.
News
May 30, 2007

The Stephen Harper effect

Duncan Cameron
First rule of electoral politics: Governments are defeated, not elected. Second rule of electoral politics: when your political opponents are busy getting themselves in trouble — leave them alon
News
May 23, 2007

Conservatives go offside on language

Duncan Cameron
Along with Canada-U.S. relations, and federal-provincial relations, the French language-English language split constitutes one of the great dividing lines of Canadian politics. Prime Minister Stephe
News
May 16, 2007

PQ caucus chooses Pauline Marois

Duncan Cameron
Unhappy with third party status, and fearful of relegation to irrelevance, the Parti Québécois caucus, and leading PQ officials such as President Monique Richard have rallied to
News
May 9, 2007

The agitator of fears, resentments and intolerance

Duncan Cameron
Sunday night France elected a new president, Nicolas Sarkozy. The new head of state and head of the armed forces will seek a parliamentary majority in the June legislative elections so as to consolid
News
May 2, 2007

Scotland is not Quebec

Duncan Cameron
The election this week of a new Scottish Parliament is expected to result in a referendum on Scottish independence as early as 2010. The election of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) is widely an
Columnists
Apr 25, 2007

The leadership of Europe in the balance

As Socialist S&#195;&#169;gol&#195;&#168;ne Royal, and Gaullist Nicolas Sarkozy face off in a two-week contest to see which one will be the next president (or <i>presidente</i>) of France, what is at
News
Apr 18, 2007

What is missing from our Charter

Duncan Cameron
As Canada celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms this week, we do well to remember what was accomplished, but should not forget what remains to be done. The he
News
Apr 11, 2007

The Stasi among us

Duncan Cameron
When looking for ingenious enquiries into political and social philosophy, you do not normally think of taking in a movie. But <i>The Lives of Others</i> (2007), the recent foreign language Academy A
News
Apr 4, 2007

Dumont and the ADQ step back into history

Duncan Cameron
With Mario Dumont, leader of the ADQ, and his call for Quebec autonomy now a louder voice of Quebec nationalism than the PQ, sovereignty hard liners are gunning for Andr&#195;&#169; Boisclair.
News
Mar 28, 2007

ADQ + anger = Quebec surprise

Duncan Cameron
The fabled Quebec &#147;ballot box effect&#148; kicked in Monday night, but instead of benefiting the Liberals, as it has for years, it was Mario Dumont and the Action d&#195;&#169;mocratique du Qu&#
News
Mar 21, 2007

Duceppe thanks Harper for supporting sovereignty

Duncan Cameron
An on-line poll conducted by <i>La presse</i> March 18 asked visitors to the website of the largest Francophone newspaper in Canada how they identified themselves politically: left, right, centre, do
News
Mar 14, 2007

Quebec leadership food fight

Duncan Cameron
Observers tuning in to the televised Quebec leaders' debate were looking for some clarity in an election campaign characterized by doubts about the major contenders. Those waiting for the knockout pu
News
Mar 7, 2007

Quebec: Tory blue and Republican red

Duncan Cameron
The surprising thing about the current Quebec election is that we are in the middle of a campaign where the main themes look as though they came straight from a U.S. election battle. There is not a

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