Duncan Cameron

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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Aug 30, 2007

The last steel company

Duncan Cameron
With the takeover of Stelco by U.S. Steel, Canada loses its last domestically owned steel producer. As union leadership has warned, this government inaction is short sighted, and will prove costly.
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Aug 22, 2007

Credit watch

Duncan Cameron
It is actually credit, and not money, that makes the world go around. That is why the upset in credit markets, provoked by the issue and sale of poor quality "sub-prime" mortgage debt by U.S. financi
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Aug 16, 2007

The Afghanistan shuffle

Duncan Cameron
Changing his ministers is not going to affect the fortunes of the war in Afghanistan. The best Harper can hope for is to make a bad situation look better, not worse, as O'Connor did when he misled th
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Aug 9, 2007

Premiers vacation in Moncton

Duncan Cameron
Host premier Shawn Graham has made it known the Moncton meeting will be green. Somehow, setting a good example does not seem enough. Frankly, playing some golf, enjoying the lobster, and the New Brun
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Jul 19, 2007

Assisted economic suicide

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When Canwest asked the Montreal billionaire investment lawyer and pension fund manager Stephen Jarislowsky to comment on the Rio Tinto takeover of Alcan, he responded that Canada is committing â
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Jul 11, 2007

Mowing the border

Duncan Cameron
The SPP is a poorly disguised attempt to remove economic decisions from public view and democratic oversight. Security does not mean improving pensions, or providing health care for all. Prosperity d
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Jul 5, 2007

For one billion you get...

Duncan Cameron
Financial institutions shape the economy. Canada can choose to regulate mergers and acquisitions directly, and impose a serious competition policy to control growth of monopoly enterprises.
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Jun 28, 2007

Potsdam plotz

Duncan Cameron
The bargain offered at the Potsdam G4 meeting was supposed to be good for all. The EU and the U.S. would get tariff reductions facilitating their access to markets of poor countries and, in return, w
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Jun 20, 2007

The Dion leadership challenge

Duncan Cameron
History suggests all Liberal leaders eventually become Canadaâe(TM)s prime minister. If the precedent holds, Stéphane Dion should succeed Stephen Harper. That is, if he can hold on as
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Jun 13, 2007

Labour rights recognized

Duncan Cameron
In a judgment rendered June 8, the Supreme Court of Canada has reversed itself and recognized that freedom of association includes the right to collective bargaining.

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