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

  • Labour Day reflection

    Labour Day is the day that Canada gave the rest of the world. So you'd think our labour standards and laws would be at the very least among some ...

  • Outrage or outrageous

    As Stephen Harper soaked up the warmth of the people of the Irish Loop last week - a shock to his chilly demeanor - his apostles were busy hiding ...

  • PM's ambition destroying the nation

    It appears nothing is safe from Stephen Harper's ruthless hunger for a majority - not even the Canadian federation. The prime minister and his ...

  • Force oil companies to share fabulous wealth

    Gas and home heating prices are raging. Yet where is the outrage? There is plenty of resignation. Lots of acceptance. But no revolt. Why is it ...

  • Too many children still live in poverty

    Next year will mark the two-decade anniversary of an all-party House of Commons commitment to eliminate child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. ...

  • Poor service gives flight to grievances

    Air Canada has much bigger problems than the price of fuel. It has become the airline that everyone loves to hate and, after two days of being ...

  • Women in politics: Still a long way to go

    Joan Burke made political history a week or so ago when she was named Government House Leader for Newfoundland and Labrador, the first woman to ...

  • Oil wealth must benefit all

    Newfoundland and Labrador is the talk of the country. We are close to shedding our so-called have-not status and being dumped from equalization, ...

  • Province can afford to take bolder path

    Our province is at a crossroads. As the American poet Robert Frost wrote: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less ...

  • Province needs improved labour standards

    It's all the rage these days - the talk about family-friendly workplaces, recruitment and retention, the changing philosophy among younger ...