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

  • 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 ...

  • Tackling inequality must be a political priority

    Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and now England’s top banker, is known for his frankness. A recent speech was no ...

  • The big lie

    How they continue to get away with this big lie boggles the mind. Of course, many media commentators as well as powerful friends in the business ...

  • The job killer and his zombie ideas

    But that’s exactly what Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is doing in the first days of that province’s general election. Zombie ...

  • Told you so

    The low-wage dependency created by the out-of-control expansion of the federal temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) — a result of the Harper’s ...