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

  • 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 ...

  • Let’s make a kinder Canada

    Nasty because that’s the way the Conservatives under Stephen Harper roll. Politics of division, fear and distraction is their calling card. It ...

  • The big ballot question

    By importing Lynton Crosby from Australia to help booster their campaign, the Conservatives sent a signal that their penchant for wedge politics ...

  • Canada’s response to refugee crisis embarrassing

    Last week, two of our country’s most prominent retired soldiers called out Canada — or rather the Canadian government — for its disgraceful and ...

  • Harper scores a fail in economics

    Stephen Harper wants us to think it is all because of slumping oil prices. In other words, it’s not his fault and there was nothing he could have ...

  • The lies are piling up

    Much attention has been given to the infamous personal cheque written by the prime minister’s former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, in order to ...

  • Something nasty this way comes

    Much has already been documented about his preoccupation with undermining democracy — all in an effort to remake Canada and maintain power. Maude ...