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

  • 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 ...

  • There's no time like now

    Premier Danny Williams has done something the left in Canada has struggled to do in recent years - focus attention on trade agreements that rank ...

  • A federal budget wish list

    Stephen Harper, the economist, has finally woken up to the economic crisis that has gripped the planet. It took him long enough. During this ...

  • Not very prime ministerial

    "Leadership, at one time, meant muscles," said the great Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi, "but today it means getting along ...