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

  • Hypocrisy, thy name is Harper

    The Harper government has been repeatedly warned about the many perils associated with its rapid expansion of the controversial temporary foreign ...

  • Defining moments…

    Action, tone, words. They all matter. Communicating that you are a strong, empathetic leader who is fully in charge is critical. It’s critical ...

  • Hey Conservatives: we care about kids

    It started with Industry Minister James Moore’s blunt and blasé comments on child poverty. It’s not the government’s problem, he pronounced.“Is ...

  • Income inequality: Canada’s problem, too

    Others have been trying — for a long time — to focus attention on income inequality recognizing the danger it poses when it gets out of ...

  • Fear of losing power corrupts …

    No, this is not just wishful thinking.And no, this is not just the case for those of us who deplore his policies, his style of governing, his ...

  • Time for action on the Canada Pension Plan

    It is still nearly two years away, but the prime minister may as well have started up the campaign bus.This week, the federal government ...

  • The Senate grabs headlines, while the Tory agenda marches on

    Canadians are shaking their heads and many are steaming over the antics of Mike Duffy, Pam Wallin and Patrick Brazeau.Entitled to their ...

  • 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 ...