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

  • This recession is all rural

    St. John's really is in an economic bubble. A trip outside the Paddy's Pond overpass highlights the growing rural-urban economic divide - a ...

  • EI: Liberal by design, Harper's downfall?

    It is a strange quirk of fate. Stephen Harper must be thinking so. In the 1990s, the Liberals - then led by Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his ...

  • Safeguards needed for laid-off workers

    For the workers and their families, it was like a stake in the heart. The blows keep coming for the hundreds of central Newfoundland forestry and ...

  • Who's next in the Stephen Harper crosshairs?

    First they came for the women seeking equal pay for work of equal value. The federal government's Equitable Compensation Act is a thinly veiled ...

  • Staying true to ourselves

    Sixty years is not such a long time in the scheme of things. Indeed, joining Canada, for many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, is a "living ...

  • Paying the price for greed

    Bernie Madoff looked to be taking the path of least resistance last week. And Wall Street should be thankful he did. The former chairman of the ...

  • Not much to celebrate this year

    Next week women all over the globe will celebrate International Women's Day. At least, they will try. But with the planet plunged into an ...

  • And the insensitivity award goes to ...

    You have to wonder if Conservative MPs are living in a bubble or on another planet; if they turn on the television news; if they ever read a ...

  • Harper and Ignatieff play budget politics

    It gives a whole new meaning to the devil being in the details. By now, every Newfoundlander and Labradorian knows that buried in the fine print ...

  • Mr. Harper's budget opus

    It will be the most important federal budget in more than a generation. It will determine the fate of a government. But more importantly it will ...