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

  • 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 ...

  • Newfoundland and Labrador: welcome to austerity

    The definition of insanity, Albert Einstein once said, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Welcome to ...

  • Broken election rules and no penalty in sight

    As far as excuses go, they are not even good ones. The dog ate our copy of the “Political Financing Handbook for Candidates and Official Agents” ...

  • Attacking the most desperate

    Vilifying the unemployed has become commonplace and pervasive in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Canada. In Harperland, anyone and everyone who ...