Profile of Lana Payne

Lana Payne writes on labor, politics and social justice issues every second week or twice monthly in The Weekend Telegram.

All articles of Lana Payne

  • Fanning the flames of intolerance

    What happened to Canada? Have we truly become less tolerant, as is being counted on by our prime minister? Like so many progressives, I yearn for ...

  • IMF - the unions' new BFF

    A year ago, it knocked conservative orthodoxy on its knees with a report that said taxing the rich and redistributing wealth is actually good for ...

  • In defence of the right to strike

    The pendulum has finally swung too far. It took a couple of decades — decades where workers’ fundamental rights, guaranteed in Canada by our ...

  • Harper using tough-on-terror stance as a decoy

    The loss of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, just months before an election, provided political intrigue at a time when the prime minister ...

  • The great Canadian tax debate: it's time

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., perhaps the most widely cited chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, once noted that "taxes are the price of a ...

  • Veterans and Harper: a broken relationship

    Has there been a more inept federal cabinet minister in what should have been an extremely safe portfolio for a Conservative? Apparently not. ...

  • Together, we can change things

    The defection of the Wildrose official opposition leader in Alberta and her colleagues to the governing Tories was just one such incident that ...

  • LANA PAYNE: Harper needs a bogeyman for 2015

    If Mr. Harper wants Canadians to judge him on his economic record as a ballot question in 2015, he might also want to consider the mounting ...

  • Even bankers are saying share the wealth

    Yes, it took them long enough considering that growth in income inequality has been a multi-decade-long problem. But hey, better late than ...

  • More tax breaks for the wealthy

    Their recently announced expensive income-splitting tax scheme rewards the wealthy male breadwinner rather than responding to the very real ...