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

  • 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 ...

  • Retirement a luxury many can’t afford

    For them, Freedom 55 is someone else’s dream. They can’t even imagine Freedom 75.Last week, there was yet another report and another dim view on ...

  • Conservatives and Liberals on the same page

    Bad habits like across-the-board corporate tax cuts and then more across-the-board corporate tax cuts that benefit the richest corporations in ...

  • Values matter, Mr. Harper

    That’s according to a wide-ranging, in-depth poll of Canadians by EKOS Research released last week at a conference held by the Canada 2020 ...

  • Harper’s economic record anything but good, a myth dispelled with facts

    Inequality has deepened under Mr. Harper’s watch, job quality has declined, wages have stagnated, economic growth has been anemic, social ...

  • Ottawa’s poor-mouthing is a farce

    Canada is no longer in deficit and technically hasn’t been since last year, but for Stephen Harper the timing for confirming a surplus is all ...

  • Deregulation puts profit before safety

    One has to wonder how federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt can cling so unflinchingly to her belief in corporate self-regulation with respect to ...

  • Is a just peace possible?

    The people of Gaza, one of the most densely populated regions in the world with 1.8 million living on a 41-kilometre stretch of land, have been ...

  • Silencing dissent

    Binders full of enemies? Let’s try libraries.The government has, for all intents and purposes, successfully defunded Canada’s advocacy movement — ...

  • Of politics, dinosaurs and sexism

    Because apparently they are not. They are living and breathing and spouting sexist nonsense while roaming the halls of Parliament and sending ...