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

  • 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 ...

  • The Occupy movement, one year later

    Occupy. The one per cent versus the 99 per cent.It was, and is, more than a slogan.It was, and is, an expression of global economic injustice.It ...

  • It's time for a raise

    Back to school. Last week, my daughter went off to start her final year of elementary school.Sixth grade!I’m not sure where the time has gone. It ...

  • Finance minister is delivering the goods to corporate Canada

    Ask and you shall receive. It’s no wonder Canadian corporate CEOs are feeling so emboldened. They have never had it so good. They sit on nearly ...

  • His way, or the highway

    Some leaders rise to the occasion of their times, others, like Prime Minister Stephen Harper, are more focused on dampening expectations, ...

  • Cash hoarding and the world economy

    It is doubtful the developers of the reality television show “Hoarders” have considered Bay, Wall and Fleet streets or the Cayman Islands as ...

  • Not your ordinary revolution

    Scientists. Doctors. Nuclear engineers. Academics. Researchers. Stephen Harper has a big problem.He has ticked them all off. And they are not ...

  • Down to the dirt

    A Conservative senator calls a senior political reporter a bitch for doing her job. A cabinet minister calls a deputy premier a complete and ...

  • Federal policies will drive down wages for all

    Why is Canada’s prime minister so determined to drive down, or at the very least, suppress the wages of Canadians?As an economist, Stephen Harper ...

  • The Conservatives and the junk labour market

    There is no such thing as a “bad job,” Jim Flaherty, Canada’s finance minister, told us last week.It was a stunning and glib pronouncement, made ...