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

  • The great Canadian tax debate is on

    Instead, the conversation is turning. We are starting to see the word “fair” creep back into the tax dialogue.As I noted in my last column, tax ...

  • Of budgets and fairy tales

    A finance minister who dished out massive tax breaks to the wealthiest and told us don’t worry about future revenue shortfalls: our grandchildren ...

  • Liberals feeling the bite of boundary changes

    Or it may as well be, considering the firestorm over the report and the outcome if it is adopted as proposed.A fatigued Tory government dealing ...

  • Harper’s a fool to ignore his critics

    Someone posted to facebook that Stephen Harper had resigned.But no he is hanging on, hoping he can propel himself to another term while avoiding ...

  • Fanning the flames of intolerance

    What happened to Canada? Have we truly become less tolerant, as is being counted on by our prime minister? Like so many progressives, I yearn for ...

  • IMF - the unions' new BFF

    A year ago, it knocked conservative orthodoxy on its knees with a report that said taxing the rich and redistributing wealth is actually good for ...

  • In defence of the right to strike

    The pendulum has finally swung too far. It took a couple of decades — decades where workers’ fundamental rights, guaranteed in Canada by our ...

  • Harper using tough-on-terror stance as a decoy

    The loss of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, just months before an election, provided political intrigue at a time when the prime minister ...

  • The great Canadian tax debate: it's time

    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., perhaps the most widely cited chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, once noted that "taxes are the price of a ...

  • Veterans and Harper: a broken relationship

    Has there been a more inept federal cabinet minister in what should have been an extremely safe portfolio for a Conservative? Apparently not. ...