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Born in Victoria B.C. in 1944, Duncan now lives in Vancouver. Following graduation from the University of Alberta he joined the Department of Finance (Ottawa) in 1966 and was financial advisor to the Canadian Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly in 1967. After working at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), he went on to complete a doctorate from the University of Paris I (Paris-Sorbonne) in 1976. Duncan is an adjunct professor of political science at Simon Fraser University, a director of the Karl Polanyi Institute of Political Economy at Concordia University in Montreal, and a research fellow of the Centre for Global Political Economy at SFU. He was a member of the political science department at the University of Ottawa from 1975 until 2004.He is the author, co-author, editor or coeditor of 11 books including Ethics and Economics (with Gregory Baum), The Other Macdonald Report (with Daniel Drache), The Free Trade Papers, The Free Trade Deal, Canada Under Free Trade (with Mel Watkins) and Constitutional Politics (with Miriam Smith).
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Socialism: The most-searched term in 2015

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Bernie Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist, astounding for a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Whatever the reasons, the socialist is highly popular with Democrats, giving Hillary Clinton a run for the 2016 nomination.

Sanders is hardly a typical party partisan. When Vermont elected the former mayor of Burlington to the U.S. Senate, Sanders sat as an independent socialist, not as a Democrat.

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COP21: Triumph and tragedy in Paris

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Holiday cheer for New Democrats: Five toasts for the New Year

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The House of Commons met December 3, and elected a speaker; it heard a speech from the throne the next day; and it will rise for a holiday break December 11, returning January 25, 2016.

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Maurice Strong leaves message for COP21 climate talks: Activism works

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The first UN environmental conference was in Stockholm in 1972. Canadian Maurice Strong who very recently passed away, organized it, and he went on to become Secretary General of the newly created United Nations Environmental Programme headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.

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With new governments in Alberta and Ottawa, Parkland Institute asks: What's left?

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Not many universities in the world can claim a full-blown left-wing think-tank. To its credit (and continued surprise for some, including its senior officers), the University of Alberta houses the Parkland Institute, a leading source of Canadian political economy research, and left animation of political life in Alberta and Canada.

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Mandated by the Liberal government: Conservative economics

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Does Justin know? The virus that invaded the body of Liberal thought is still there

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It is legitimate to look for real change in economic policy under the new Liberal government. Instead what requires explaining is Justin Trudeau naming Bill Morneau -- a leading economic conservative -- as finance minister.

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Bold is the best way forward for a chastened NDP

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For the first time since 1988, the NDP is back to a familiar role in Ottawa: third party in the House of Commons.

Party leader Tom Mulcair has promised a committee will be struck of party stalwarts to assess shortcomings in the 2015 election campaign.

Acceptance is the fifth stage of grief (after denial, anger, bargaining and depression). Many NDP supporters are not there yet.

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The dark side of the 2015 federal election

The NDP did a great job of undermining the Harper government. Then the Liberals reaped the rewards.

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'Trust me, I'm lying': The dark side of election 2015

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As the Official Opposition, Tom Mulcair and the NDP caucus did a great job in undermining the credibility of the Harper government; then Justin Trudeau reaped the rewards by sowing doubts about "Tom Mulcair's NDP" throughout election 2015.

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