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

  • The lies are piling up

    Much attention has been given to the infamous personal cheque written by the prime minister’s former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, in order to ...

  • Something nasty this way comes

    Much has already been documented about his preoccupation with undermining democracy — all in an effort to remake Canada and maintain power. Maude ...

  • Harper plays the Greek card

    If you are among the two million jobless Canadians (discouraged or still looking for work) or among the millions of Canadians employed in ...

  • Harper’s headed for the door

    John Baird. Peter MacKay. James Moore. Diane Ablonczy. Shelley Glover. James Rajotte. And many more have had enough. Polls tell us that the ...

  • NDP edges out in front

    A week can seem like a lifetime. A few months can change the entire political landscape.Just ask Jim Prentice. Or Justin Trudeau.The polling ...

  • CPP announcement just another ploy

    It exposed, once again, their disdain for the collective — the notion of Canadians working together, pooling resources, for the betterment of ...

  • The great Canadian tax debate is on

    Instead, the conversation is turning. We are starting to see the word “fair” creep back into the tax dialogue.As I noted in my last column, tax ...

  • Of budgets and fairy tales

    A finance minister who dished out massive tax breaks to the wealthiest and told us don’t worry about future revenue shortfalls: our grandchildren ...

  • Liberals feeling the bite of boundary changes

    Or it may as well be, considering the firestorm over the report and the outcome if it is adopted as proposed.A fatigued Tory government dealing ...

  • Harper’s a fool to ignore his critics

    Someone posted to facebook that Stephen Harper had resigned.But no he is hanging on, hoping he can propel himself to another term while avoiding ...