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

  • Not very prime ministerial

    "Leadership, at one time, meant muscles," said the great Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, "but today it means getting along ...

  • Canada standing still in the midst of a global crisis

    At this point, Stephen Harper must be thinking that accountability and transparency were not such good ideas. During the federal election, the ...

  • Harper just doesn't get it

    In the end it may well be his aloofness - his inability to convey empathy - that does him in. That coolness, combined with his rigidity and his ...

  • What Stephen Harper isn't telling you

    It's no wonder Stephen Harper is happy to talk up crime. Any hot-button issue will do in order to avoid talking about the elephant in this ...

  • Plenty of reasons to not vote for Stephen Harper

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent the first week of the federal election campaign trying to convince Canadians that he is not a cold, ruthless, ...

  • Labour Day reflection

    Labour Day is the day that Canada gave the rest of the world. So you'd think our labour standards and laws would be at the very least among some ...

  • Outrage or outrageous

    As Stephen Harper soaked up the warmth of the people of the Irish Loop last week - a shock to his chilly demeanor - his apostles were busy hiding ...

  • PM's ambition destroying the nation

    It appears nothing is safe from Stephen Harper's ruthless hunger for a majority - not even the Canadian federation. The prime minister and his ...

  • Force oil companies to share fabulous wealth

    Gas and home heating prices are raging. Yet where is the outrage? There is plenty of resignation. Lots of acceptance. But no revolt. Why is it ...

  • Too many children still live in poverty

    Next year will mark the two-decade anniversary of an all-party House of Commons commitment to eliminate child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. ...