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

  • 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 ...

  • You're either with us or against us ...

    And so the divisive smear politics that has dominated public debate south of the border and in Ottawa has found its way to Newfoundland and ...

  • When the mud flies ...

    When you throw mud, you should expect some to fly back. Just ask Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. Or better yet, tell him. The federal ...

  • Has a politically savvy prime minister taken a wrong turn?

    Has Stephen Harper's ideology finally won out over self- preservation? On the surface, it would appear so when you consider the firestorm he ...

  • Politics, large and small

    Tony Clement: a poster child for what's wrong with politics today. The Treasury Board president, who will oversee the largest mass firing in ...

  • The hypocrisy grows

    Sadly, 2012 started out as 2011 ended with more tales of economic inequality and injustice. And more government indifference. One tale involved ...

  • Happy New Year, corporate Canada

    The great Canadian giveaway continues. Canada's most profitable corporations - such as banks, oil and mining companies - are about to get ...

  • Finance ministers continue to miss the boat on pensions

    Skyrocketing household spending, anemic business investment, a pension crisis, a European debt disaster and some nasty austerity medicine ...