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

  • 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. ...

  • Iggy is iffy

    The federal Liberals have a big, big problem - their leader. And no, this is not a recycled column about Stephane Dion. Michael Ignatieff needs ...

  • Not a house to live in

    Playwright Lillian Hellman wrote that "cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth." And as the British Columbia government works on a new ...

  • What Ted Menzies didn't say

    It seems I have struck a Conservative nerve. Last week, Ted Menzies, Parliamentary secretary to federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, took ...

  • Pensions and true progress

    It is an idea whose time has come. And we can thank the global financial meltdown, stock market crash and the subsequent economic crisis for it. ...

  • Forget the photo-ops, where are the jobs?

    With tens of thousands of discouraged workers throwing in the towel, consumer bankruptcies on the rise and a less than stellar construction ...