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

  • Silencing dissent

    Binders full of enemies? Let’s try libraries.The government has, for all intents and purposes, successfully defunded Canada’s advocacy movement — ...

  • Of politics, dinosaurs and sexism

    Because apparently they are not. They are living and breathing and spouting sexist nonsense while roaming the halls of Parliament and sending ...

  • Tackling inequality must be a political priority

    Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and now England’s top banker, is known for his frankness. A recent speech was no ...

  • The big lie

    How they continue to get away with this big lie boggles the mind. Of course, many media commentators as well as powerful friends in the business ...

  • The job killer and his zombie ideas

    But that’s exactly what Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is doing in the first days of that province’s general election. Zombie ...

  • Told you so

    The low-wage dependency created by the out-of-control expansion of the federal temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) — a result of the Harper’s ...

  • Kinder, gentler Tories trying to woo back the electorate

    Tom Marshall’s Tories are a kinder, gentler group, perhaps finally humbled by plummeting poll numbers.Marshall, Newfoundland and Labrador’s ...

  • Harper’s (Un)Fair Elections Act

    And if a cadre of experts are to be taken at their word, the Harper government’s proposed new elections act will deny many Canadians the right to ...

  • It’s time for an inquiry

    She was a young aboriginal woman from Labrador who was about to make an even bigger mark on the world.She was a university student, writing and ...

  • The politics of hate

    While the finance minister wanted Canadians to think this budget was “boring,” it was anything but. The devil is always in the details and the ...