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
Columnists
Mar 5, 2013

Italy's Five Stars shocks Europe

In the February general elections, stand-up comic Beppe Grillo led his Movimento 5 Stelle (Five Star Movement, or M5S) to a narrow win over the Democratic Party and the People of Freedom.
Columnists
Feb 26, 2013

Lying time in Harperland

To deal with doubts about the benefits to Canadians from bitumen exports, and the damage to the environment, the Harper government has taken steps familiar to students of tyrannical regimes.
Columnists
Feb 5, 2013

Making Quebec the enemy

Should Tom Mulcair be surprised to learn that a chorus of Canadian editorial boards have condemned him for being soft on Quebec sovereignty, and therefore a danger to national unity?
Columnists
Jan 29, 2013

The Republic of Harper

At the halfway point in its majority mandate, the Harper government treats the House of Commons with disdain. It wants to foster cynicism about Ottawa, Parliament and the political process in general.
Columnists
Jan 8, 2013

Round dancing for the Earth

Social movements are driven by injustices. On this basis Canada's First Nations people had every reason to go into overdrive when the Harper Conservatives pushed through Bill C-45.
Columnists
Jan 1, 2013

What to expect in 2013

Premier Jean Charest turned a deaf ear to the student protests against tuition hikes. Prime Minister Stephen Harper follows the same course of action faced with the hunger strike of Chief Spence.

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