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

  • 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 ...

  • Harper plays the Greek card

    If you are among the two million jobless Canadians (discouraged or still looking for work) or among the millions of Canadians employed in ...

  • Harper’s headed for the door

    John Baird. Peter MacKay. James Moore. Diane Ablonczy. Shelley Glover. James Rajotte. And many more have had enough. Polls tell us that the ...

  • NDP edges out in front

    A week can seem like a lifetime. A few months can change the entire political landscape.Just ask Jim Prentice. Or Justin Trudeau.The polling ...

  • CPP announcement just another ploy

    It exposed, once again, their disdain for the collective — the notion of Canadians working together, pooling resources, for the betterment of ...