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

  • Voter’s choice: hope vs. fear

    Jack Layton spoke of love, hope and optimism, of a better Canada, one of greater equality, justice and opportunity for all.But politicians who ...

  • The promise of pension reform — finally

    Stephen Harper single-handedly nixed an expansion of Canada’s public pension system, despite troubling trends in retirement income, including a ...

  • There’s no moving on, Mr. Minister

    As the mother of a 14-year-old girl, it is a terrifying proposition to me that sexism, sexual harassment and violence against women remain so ...

  • Kevin O’Leary is so yesterday…

    I could never understand why the CBC believed it needed such a narcissistic character on serious television. Don’t say ratings because that ...

  • Prosperity needs help getting shared

    A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little. — Bernie Sanders, candidate for the ...

  • St. John’s budget needs a rethink

    Like almost anything written by Michael Crummey. Or Lisa Moore. Songs that make us feel, make us feel so much. Like every song by Ron Hynes. Or ...

  • When tax cuts fail

    Coincidentally, the study was released as Canada’s six big banks announced a whopping $35 billion in profits for 2015 — despite a slowing economy ...

  • Polls: prescient or poison?

    As we saw in the federal election, there was a new poll (or many new polls) every day. We were inundated with them. The reporting of the ...

  • Governments must lead the way

    But overturning 30 years of economic conventional wisdom is no easy feat. It will take more than a couple of billionaires. Most recently, ...

  • Warnings worth heeding

    Even some Canadian businesses are saying the deal is bad. The CEO of Ford Motor Company spoke out last week confirming the agreement will hurt ...