Duncan Cameron

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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&#
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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
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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
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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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Feb 28, 2007

Another phony threat

Duncan Cameron
The war on terror is a phony war; there is no terrorist threat to go to war against. Washington, and its Canadian friends would have you believe the war on terrorism is legitimate: it is no such thin
News
Feb 21, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, President Harper

Duncan Cameron
Watching Stephen Harper introduce Bill Gates in a press conference held Tuesday, it was clear that Harper is winning his battle with the national media. The Canadian Prime Minister now gets covered a
Columnists
Feb 14, 2007

Stephen Harper's Quebec coalition

Jean Charest has rolled out the pre-election advertising, presented star candidates to the press, and the Quebec Liberal Party just got the polling numbers it wanted to see (at 36 per cent, a five po
Columnists
Feb 7, 2007

Kyoto: a socialist plot

Stephen Harper was right when he called the Kyoto protocol a socialist scheme. In fact, if you really want to protect the environment, the best measures would resemble a full-blown socialist plot. Gr
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Jan 31, 2007

Quebec election surprises looming

Duncan Cameron
Jean Charest has to rank as one of the most hapless first ministers Quebec has ever endured. From the beginning, he has seemed determined to alienate himself and his government from Quebec society, s
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Jan 17, 2007

U.S. Democrats face tough choices

Duncan Cameron
Most commentary on the George W. Bush decision to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq has focused on the military and foreign policy consequences of the decision. Many doubt the wisdom of trying
Columnists
Jan 10, 2007

Holding the balance of power

The NDP now holds the balance of power in Parliament. The Party can use this to keep the Conservative government in office. In that respect it now has the same stature as the two other opposition pa
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Jan 3, 2007

Democracy: The missing Dion pillar

Duncan Cameron
If you want pillars to hold something up, four will do the job better than three. In his leadership campaign, St&#195;&#169;phane Dion relied on just three: economic prosperity, environmental sustain
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Dec 13, 2006

The Liberal bounce &#151; what the NDP must do

Duncan Cameron
A post-leadership convention bounce has the Liberals up in the polls, the NDP down, the Conservatives looking to lose power, and the Bloc doing its best to take some media attention away from St&#195
Columnists
Dec 3, 2006

How St&#195;&#169;phane Dion won

<b>Montreal &#151; </b>St&#195;&#169;phane Dion, who came into the convention standing fourth in delegate support, came out of it Liberal leader, despite the best efforts of his two predecessors, Pau
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Nov 22, 2006

Bedtime for Ralph

Duncan Cameron
Among his many unfortunate presidential legacies, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan's contribution to lowering the level of political debate and discussion stand out. He substituted catchy phrases

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