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

  • Good jobs — still hard to find

    You’d think that markets — if they worked the way we are told — would respond to so-called labour shortages in a variety of positive ways, ...

  • Super-union determined to recapture lost ground

    Labour Day weekend, two of Canada’s biggest private-sector unions joined forces to become Unifor, a new and bold union. In doing so they made ...

  • Time for a pay raise

    Here's another one: why is a report that recommended immediate action to give low-wage workers a pay raise sitting on a minister's desk since ...

  • Binders full of enemies

    Her wicked satire was most often used to afflict the comfortable and the powerful. She likely would have had a ball of a time with Stephen ...

  • Calgarians and their mayor rise to the occasion

    Oftentimes, crisis brings out the very best in people; when humanity is bursting with compassion. A crisis will also make or break a leader. It ...

  • Getting serious about tax havens

    “You know, there’s two schools in economics on this. One is that there are some good taxes and the other is that no taxes are good taxes. I’m in ...

  • Watching the Harper hurricane

    In Ottawa, it’s raining scandal. Correction, it’s pouring, with hurricane-force winds. For a government that thrives on the politics of cynicism, ...

  • Cynicism gets the boot in Labrador byelection

    The real winner in the Labrador federal byelection was the triumph of democracy over cynicism. The cynicism that says vote for me or you will be ...

  • The big blink

    It doesn’t happen often, but the Harper government just blinked. It wasn’t a total capitulation, not even close. Indeed, the changes announced ...

  • Foreign workers and federal priorities

    It is a program that is rife with abuse. Its rules are regularly broken. And it was designed that way; legalized exploitation.No one should be ...