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

  • Time to think pensions

    Wall Street is at it again. Mahatma Gandhi once said that "the world holds enough to satisfy everyone's need, but not everyone's greed." He could ...

  • Tobin tax makes sense (and dollars)

    It's no longer just a hobbyhorse for left-leaning economists, academics and progressives. The idea of a Tobin tax - a tiny transaction on global ...

  • Employment Insurance failing the unemployed

    There has been plenty of hype, most of it from the federal government, about how well Canada is faring through this great recession. Stephen ...

  • Just how stupid do they think we are?

    The Economist magazine is right. And Senator Fabian Manning just proved it. The international magazine just printed two scathing articles about ...

  • The asset-sale bait and switch

    It's beginning to feel like déjà vu all over again. Whenever governments get in deficit trouble, the first and short-sighted economic response is ...

  • To spend or not to spend - that is the question

    To spend or not to spend; that is the question. But don't expect a clear-cut answer from Canada's top banker. His advice lately has been a ...

  • To those shooting down the gun registry Lana Payne

    This is an open letter to those MPs who voted with the federal Conservatives to kill the gun registry, and to their leaders: Dear Michael ...

  • Fixing pensions before it's too late

    Canada's pension crisis continues to churn out casualties - from the 78-year-old Nortel retiree to the 82-year-old widow of a former Abitibi ...

  • First, they take the gun registry ...

    In less than a month, Canada will mark the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. And instead of renewing government and societal efforts to ...

  • Put me on the 'no-mail' list

    Why is Garry Breitkreuz, an ultra-right Conservative MP from Saskatchewan, sending me mail? If you live in the same federal riding as I do, St. ...