Duncan Cameron

Columnists
Nov 15, 2006

Quebec: a nation in Canada?

Whoever wins the Liberal leadership will have to deal with the “Quebec is a nation” 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 SégolÃ&#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, Stéphane 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 “poverty” 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 Chrétien 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
Columnists
Jul 14, 2006

Harper's government not bullet-proof

Those expecting the Stephen Harper Conservatives to commit electoral suicide should think again. His government is polling well, his tag line “he keeps his promises” is a good one, and the
News
Jul 14, 2006

Harper's government not bullet-proof

Duncan Cameron
Those expecting the Stephen Harper Conservatives to commit electoral suicide should think again. His government is polling well, his tag line “he keeps his promises” is a good one, and the
News
Jul 5, 2006

Happy birthday, George

Duncan Cameron
Stephen Harper is off to pay George Bush a visit on his birthday. This Thursday, Bush turns 60, and Harper gets 45 minutes with the U.S. President. The purpose of such a brief meeting is to show Cana
Columnists
Jun 28, 2006

What's 15 billion dollars?

Vancouver is hosting the World Peace Forum 2006. Meanwhile, it is National Defence week in Canada, with the government heralding spending of $15 billion on military equipment. Keeping one step ahead
News
Jun 21, 2006

The Maple Leaf Model: A progressive idea?

Duncan Cameron
Our Maple Leaf Model of democratic capitalism is extolled by a new “ideas generation council,” for bringing together the best of Japanese, American and the European social market model. Wha
News
Jun 14, 2006

Canadian crimes of state: Guantanamo Bay North

Duncan Cameron
In what could be the most absurd public statement of this century, the reported suicides of three prisoners detained illegally by the American military at Guantanamo Bay was described by the U.S. cam
News
Jun 7, 2006

Canada's political culture: Different from U.S.

Duncan Cameron
Without factoring in Quebec, it is easy to think of Canada as a three-party system: two main parties plus the NDP as the innovator, the source of policy ideas. But the NDP itself does not necessarily
Columnists
May 31, 2006

Oil country

Alberta needs to take a lesson from the Edmonton Oilers, and learn to play defence. Defending the constitutional rights of the citizens of the province to benefit from the resource has not been the p
Columnists
May 24, 2006

Enough rope to hang himself

Stephen Harper is Prime Minister because of the unexpected election of ten Conservative members from Quebec. Watching the Conservatives strut, you have to wonder how they expect to stay in power. Th

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