Duncan Cameron

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
News
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
News
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
News
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, Stéphane Dion relied on just three: economic prosperity, environmental sustain
News
Dec 13, 2006

The Liberal bounce — 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 Stéphane 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
News
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
Columnists
Nov 15, 2006

Quebec: a nation in Canada?

Whoever wins the Liberal leadership will have to deal with the &#147;Quebec is a nation&#148; controversy swirling around candidate Michael Ignatieff. Quebec represents the key to the political futur
Columnists
Nov 9, 2006

Looking for the wedge in U.S. politics

Mid-term election night in the U.S. caught the attention of the world. For the first time since 1994, it looked as if control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate would end up in the h
News
Nov 2, 2006

Paris: more than any other European city, and less

Duncan Cameron
Paris is where the modern world was fashioned. What people wear, how they eat, travel and pursue cultural interests, all bear a French influence. The way people think about and discuss politics, econ
Columnists
Oct 11, 2006

French Socialists ready to choose a woman

Three candidates are contesting the French Socialist Party (PS) nomination for President of the Republic. Two are considered also-rans and now, all eyes are turned towards S&#195;&#169;gol&#195;&#168
Columnists
Sep 27, 2006

Inequality: The issue of our times

When someone affirms that the free market creates wealth, and to ignore this is wrong, note that this is code for the status-quo-is-good, all is well with the existing order, there is nothing to be c
Columnists
Sep 20, 2006

Bob Rae can win

A new dynamic is emerging out of the Liberal leadership debates. Bob Rae, St&#195;&#169;phane Dion, and Michael Ignatieff have pulled ahead of the other six contestants, and through impolitic remarks
News
Sep 11, 2006

The convention: Jack Layton's NDP

Duncan Cameron
At the successful three-day convention in Quebec City that ended yesterday, there was no mistaking it: Jack Layton has put his mark on the NDP. From a giant poster of Jack that greeted the delegates,
News
Sep 6, 2006

Shoot to kill

Duncan Cameron
Jack Layton did more than make a lot of New Democrats proud with his call for Canada to withdraw its troops from the shoot to kill mission in Afghanistan by February of next year. By asserting that t
Columnists
Aug 30, 2006

Liberal lite: Canada's new brand

It took one hour and a half for the word &#147;poverty&#148; to be spoken when all ten Liberal leadership hopefuls debated women's issues in Vancouver last week. Yet, if you are a lone female parent
News
Aug 23, 2006

The Camaro, the CAW, and the NDP

Duncan Cameron
Canadian Auto Workers members will be putting the wheels on the next generation Camaro in Oshawa. Local 222 won the right to assemble a vehicle General Motors hopes will help bring it back to financi
News
Aug 16, 2006

Making the next Prime Minister

Duncan Cameron
University of Calgary political scientist, Tom Flanagan, has laid out the winning strategy for Stephen Harper and his ruling Conservatives. According to his close advisor, the road to a majority for
News
Aug 10, 2006

Beating Harper: NDP + Greens?

Duncan Cameron
Stephen Harper is a Prime Minister in the tradition of Brian Mulroney, Jean Chr&#195;&#169;tien and Paul Martin: He governs with the solid backing of business. If you are concerned about global warm
News
Jul 27, 2006

Through the fog of war

Duncan Cameron
Canada accepted to attend a U.S.-sponsored meeting in Rome this week to address the fallout from the war in the Middle East. Through the fog of war, it is difficult to see a way ahead.
News
Jul 19, 2006

G8: Where do the powers stand?

Duncan Cameron
It is a reflection of the sorry state of Conservative foreign policy that agreeing with the U.S. was the only course of action Stephen Harper could come up with when the G8 summit agenda shifted to t

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