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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...