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

  • 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 ...

  • Out of the mouths of babes

    Sometimes our kids say the darndest things. Last week, while driving my daughter to school we had the following conversation. (It got me thinking ...

  • Truth is the latest casualty

    When you wage an ideological war, lies are necessary weapons. We are familiar with the saying that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned ...

  • Fighter planes and just desserts

    I am guessing Kevin Page doesn't get invited to many Conservative cocktail parties. And that's unlikely to change after last week. The ...

  • A budget for everyone else

    A federal budget for the rest of us. What a brilliant idea! Sadly, it's not what we will get March 29 when federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty ...