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).

Duncan Cameron
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Nov 17, 2004

The last best hope for western civilization

Duncan Cameron
<b>Paris</b> &#151; As we watch, stunned, the accession of George W. Bush to the American presidency for a second time, the comparison with France becomes more significant. Can the French hold off a
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Nov 11, 2004

To learn nothing from human history

Duncan Cameron
Adolph Hitler had plans for Prague. One of the local synagogues was to house a permanent exhibit to the memory of a race disappeared from the earth: the Jews. Today you can visit the Pinkas Synagogue
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Nov 3, 2004

Republicans better at elections than Democrats

Duncan Cameron
Whatever the electoral outcome, George W. Bush has won a major political victory, thanks to the forces of the right. The Republicans are better at elections than the Democrats. Backing from social mo
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Oct 27, 2004

In debt with the two Ralphs

Duncan Cameron
What did Canadians do to deserve having Ralph Klein as premier of Alberta, our oil-rich province, and Ralph Goodale as Minister of Finance in Ottawa? The two Ralphs may make good material for Rick Me
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Oct 13, 2004

Liberal Ottawa wants to bust its union

Duncan Cameron
The government is depending on the public to blame the Public Service Alliance of Canada for trying to get what everybody wants, some concrete recognition of the value of their work. Whatever the pub
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Oct 6, 2004

Appeasement: selling out on missile defence

Duncan Cameron
What is it that is driving Liberal appeasement? Only this: to be pardoned for not providing troops to Iraq, and be excused for wanting cross border trade (often between American corporations on eith
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Sep 6, 2004

Happy Labour Day

Duncan Cameron
Labour Day is not just another holiday. Workers, paid and unpaid, deserve to be celebrated. Exploitation, horrific working conditions, an inhuman existence &#151; this is where working class politics
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Jun 30, 2004

Urban Ontario: the Liberal heartland

Duncan Cameron
Political affiliation in Canada used to be simple to understand. Quebec was French, Roman Catholic and voted Liberal. Ontario was English, Anglican and voted Conservative. People in the Maritimes inh
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Jun 16, 2004

Electing Stephen Harper: a risky crap shoot

Duncan Cameron
The debates are over and the political leaders are back on the campaign trail. Polls are showing the new Conservative party may be in a position to form a minority government on June 29. Its leader,
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May 27, 2004

Green for a day

Duncan Cameron
The Green Party of Canada (GPC) launched its 2004 election platform on May 20. Its leader, Jim Harris, is running against NDP leader Jack Layton, signaling the GPC intention to replace the NDP as the

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