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

  • Getting by with a little help from Facebook friends

    American author James A. Michener once claimed: “I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.” Of course, Mr. Michener was more ...

  • Expecting public service (and getting it)

    If he chooses to do so, Kevin Page can look back on his term as the country’s parliamentary budget officer with the knowledge that he made a ...

  • Prosperity, meet austerity

    So what does a government do when faced with a “white-hot” economy, real wage growth, skyrocketing consumer and business confidence, the best ...

  • Idle No More

    She has inspired so many, with humble courage, with quiet determination, with dignity and with steely resolve.Some might call her hunger strike ...

  • The ugly underbelly revealed

    My voice counts. A poignant reminder this Dec. 10 that advancing human rights is tied to our ability to participate in “effective and meaningful ...

  • Paying the price for breaking the rules

    Finally! Repercussions for breaking the rules. Canadians have been witnessing a growing, flagrant disregard for the rules, for a level playing ...

  • Budgets, austerity and demanding better

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has a lot of egg on his face — messy, runny-yolk egg. Last week, the country’s finance minister blamed global ...

  • A life lived: one that inspired respect

    We said goodbye to a fine, gentle man last week. He left us much, much too early. He was just 63. His death was sudden, adding to the intensity ...

  • The feds have met their match

    It has a ring of poetic justice to it. In the wake of the Liberal sponsorship scandal, the federal Conservatives, then in opposition, called for ...

  • Repeating the same mistakes

    “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” — Winston Churchill By now we should have learned that slashing government ...