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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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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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Duncan Cameron: 'Happy campaigner' Trudeau makes it Black Monday for the NDP

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Early election results from Atlantic Canada told the story of the 42nd Canadian election. All 32 seats in the region went Liberal. Even NDP star Megan Leslie lost handily.

The ballot question was who should replace Stephen Harper. On Monday October 19 voters said Justin Trudeau and gave his party a majority.

Harper resigned as Conservative Party leader by press release and made no reference to his leaving in his concession speech.

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Election 2015: Welcoming the last days of a tyrant

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The way things work in a subordinate capitalist society came to light in Hamilton last week. In an effort to bully its unionized workers, U.S. Steel revealed it was about to shift production from Canada to the United States, 75 cent Canadian dollar or not.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: No time-outs allowed in the class struggle

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With 14 days to go in the election campaign, Stephen Harper announced the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a comprehensive economic integration deal pushed by the U.S., that will cover 12 countries including Japan, but excluding China.

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Waiting for the elephant to be mentioned in the 2015 election

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"We're paying [gas] prices similar to when oil was $100," Bruce Cran of the Consumers Association of Canada told Global News reporter Jamie Sturgeon in August, just as the election got underway.

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The subtext of election 2015: Beat the NDP

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The subtext of election 2015 is that the NDP could win the most seats in the next parliament, and the other contenders have turned against them.

After spending two-plus years and untold amounts of dollars telling Canadians that Justin Trudeau was Just Not Ready, the Conservatives discovered that the NDP were a major beneficiary of the negative advertising ordered up by Stephen Harper.

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The vote for change in election 2015

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Election 2015 has one overriding question: do you want to see another Harper Conservative government?

Two-thirds or more of Canadians are answering: no more Harper.

Some voter choices have already been made. Liberal or NDP partisans support their party and will vote for it. The same goes for Green Party or Bloc Québécois members.

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