Neil Cameron was born and raised in Western Canada, mainly in Calgary, but has spent most of his life in Montreal. He came east to take a degree in mathematics and French literature from Queen’s. After several years of travel and work, he took graduate studies in history, specializing in the history of science, at McGill, where he was a McConnell Fellow. He has spent most of his life teaching history at John Abbott College, the Concordia Liberal Arts College, and McGill, also long giving adult education courses in history.
He has published a number of scholarly publications, mainly on the British scientific elite in the 20th century, and has also been a regular periodical and newspaper columnist and book reviewer for many years, writing for The Montreal Gazette, The Ottawa Citizen, Policy Options, and various others. More recently, he has been a regular contributor to the online McGill graduate student publication, The Prince Arthur Herald. He has also been an analyst and writer for many years with the Toronto consulting firm, Brendan Wood International, but has always been above all else, a lover and teacher of history.
In 1989-94, he spent five years as an independent member of the Quebec legislature for the Montreal West Island seat of Jacques Cartier, elected under the banner of the anglo protest Equality Party. He was defeated in 1994 by his Liberal opponent, Geoff Kelley, a former student and still a personal friend, and was happy to leave politics thereafter. In the legislature, he sat on the Education Committee, the Hydro-Quebec Committee, and the Expert Committee on the Implications of Sovereignty. For the latter, he wrote a dissenting report, Souverainete’ d’Esprit/Imagining Sovereignty.
He is divorced, but remains on friendly terms with his ex-wife, a lawyer in Toronto. For the preparation of this website, he required the indispensable assistance of his son, Glenn Cameron, a Toronto commercial artist.
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