Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Lana PayneList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Lana-Payne/1275/5Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:49:33 -0500Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:49:33 -0500enGovernments must lead the way, 14 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500When billionaires start agreeing that inequality, climate change and global trade agreements are a problem, you know the world has shifted on its axis. worth heeding, 31 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400As more and more details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal come to light, the worse it looks for the citizens of Canada.Jobs. Affordable prescription drugs. Laws in the public interest. They are all at risk.’s make a kinder Canada, 17 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Monday will bring an end to one of Canada’s longest and, yes, nastiest federal election campaigns. big ballot question, 03 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400This is supposed to be an election of change, but it could still end up being the election Stephen Harper stole with dirty tricks, fear and division.’s response to refugee crisis embarrassing, 19 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400We have a prime minister who must be shamed into responding to the current refugee crisis. scores a fail in economics, 05 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0400It’s no longer are we or aren’t we. It’s official. Canada is in recession. lies are piling up, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400It is no longer (and hasn’t been for a good deal of time) about the $90,000 cheque. nasty this way comes, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400His legacy will conclude that he was a prime minister who exhibited unparalleled contempt for modern democracy. Indeed, no Canadian prime minister has been as singled-minded in his efforts to undermine democratic principles, institutions and the rights and freedoms of Canadian plays the Greek card, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400So which is it? Is Canada in a recession or not?Well, it depends on who you are speaking with. Economists are all over the map. From “slouching toward recession” to “don’t think so” to “no” to “based on the available evidence we are having a hard time picking a side” to “short of a miracle, ...’s headed for the door, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400Sick of Stephen Harper?You’re not alone. The club is getting really big, and includes lots of Conservatives. edges out in front, 13 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400A day can be a very long time in politics, as they say. announcement just another ploy, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400It reeked of desperation: a meaningless announcement designed to fool Canadians into believing the Harper government actually gives a darn about the country’s looming pension crisis. great Canadian tax debate is on, 16 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400It seems everyone is talking about taxes. And no longer is the conversation one-sided except for a few lonely voices in the wilderness. No longer is it about how deep can taxes be cut, how many tax breaks can be given to those who need them the least and in how many different ways. budgets and fairy tales, 02 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400A federal budget balanced for the most part on the backs of the unemployed. (Federal Conservatives may abhor Liberals, but they have no problem stealing a page from their creative bookkeeping handbook.) feeling the bite of boundary changes, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0400“Lord of the Flies,” the sequel.That’s the fine-print subtitle of the proposed electoral boundaries commission report.’s a fool to ignore his critics, 04 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0400As an April’s Fool joke, it had me for about five seconds. the flames of intolerance, 21 Mar 2015 04:45:42 -0400Some days, despair prevails. - the unions' new BFF, 07 Mar 2015 01:30:00 -0500Goodness, what is going on at the IMF?The International Monetary Fund is not exactly a hotbed of left-thinking economic analysis, and yet in the past two years, it has issued research through three separate reports that has kicked so-called conservative "economic wisdom" to the curb.First, it ... defence of the right to strike, 21 Feb 2015 04:30:00 -0500In spite of a staggeringly anti-worker federal government and unprecedented corporate power at home and around the world, workers’ rights are making a comeback. using tough-on-terror stance as a decoy, 07 Feb 2015 04:30:00 -0500It was so not a great week for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, despite the brave face.